A private life is a happy life and there are many reasons why you should keep your life private.
We live by sharing what’s happening in our lives with friends and form a strong bond by getting to know each other.
But the older we get, we realize how sharing our personal information with many people leads to more problems.
I do live a private life and it’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. But don’t confuse a private life with isolated life.
Living a private life simply means choosing carefully what personal details you share with others and who you share them with.
While I’m extroverted around my friends and my team, a lot of them don’t really know the personal details of my life. Only some close trusted friends know what’s going on in my life.
The things I keep private are:
- My goals
- My relationship
- Income (not even my close friends)
- What goals I’m working on
- Family problems
These are the important things I keep private because they are personal and I don’t see any reason why I should share them.
Living like this has improved my life dramatically and I ended up thanking myself for that decision. But it saved me from some problems which I’ll be listing here.
Why you should keep your life private
1. Not everyone is genuine
Not all of your so-called friends are your real friends. The private details of your life can be used against you and it can damage your life.
Not everyone is trustworthy and you can’t trust them with every detail of your life. Some love ruining others’ life and gossiping.
They listen to you only so they can talk about you. This reason alone made me choose carefully who I open up to.
Your relationship and income are important in your life. Some details could be used against you and it could damage your life severely.
If you open up about your relationship problems to anyone, some people can gossip about it. If your partner knew that, it could lead to a bigger problem.
How you talked about the problem won’t be the same words your partner will hear. Your partner will believe what is said, not your justification because you broke his/her trust by sharing details with untrusted people.
This is one of the problems you want to avoid at any cost. Be careful who you share the private details of your life with.
2. A private life is a safe life
People can’t ruin what they don’t know. Your information will be hard to track by stalkers, hackers, and identity thieves who threaten people’s lives.
If you want to increase your life safety, be strict about the information you share with others.
3. You will have better relationships
You get to know people for who they are, which makes the bond stronger.
Living a private life gives you the time and chance to focus on growing relationships with your friends and family.
It’s better to share with a few genuine people who care than with many who don’t.
4. You will owe no one an explanation
Living a private will save you from the urge to explain why you did something.
Many people don’t have a business to mind, so they become curious about others’ life details.
Exposing your personal information attracts those who don’t mind their business, which invites their opinion.
But when you keep your life private, you will never owe them any explanation.
5. You gain peace of mind
Many people become happy because of the validation they seek from people’s replies. This increases their anxiety, stress, and dissatisfaction.
With a private life, you save yourself from all this stress. You don’t need to be happy because the public admires your work. You are happy privately.
Living a private life gives you the chance to focus on yourself and the important things in your life.
Here are the 5 reasons why you should keep your life private:
- Not everyone is genuine
- A private life is a safe life
- You will have better relationships
- You will owe no one an explanation
- You gain peace of mind