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(From Philippine Daily Inquirer)
Byline: Rina Jimenez-David
SECRETS CAN BE EXCITING, PROVOCATIVE, INteresting and of inestimable value to our sense of self and autonomy. Who doesnt have secrets? And who hasnt enjoyed the thrill of knowing something that nobody else knows, of keeping hidden from the rest of the world a fact, event, person, place or item that only you know of, that only you have the power to reveal? Secrets are empowering.
But secrets can also be corrosive, lying buried in the depths of ones consciousness and conscience, they can eat away at our sense of comfort and complacency. Who hasnt struggled with the dilemma of revealing or concealing, sharing or keeping hidden a secret? Especially when knowing about a secret can help others, can help explain complex personalities and situations, can erase misconceptions and clear up …