I’ll tell you what I want you to know

Posted: February 6, 2018

Over coffee with a girlfriend recently, I admitted that I’m a terribly private person. I didn’t give her the chance to say what most people say—“you sure share an awful lot online for someone who claims to be private”—before I set down my too-strong coffee and leaned closer, saying, “I share what I’m okay with other people knowing.” That is to say: I’ll tell you what I want you to know. And the rest I want to keep to myself. I share a lot more with some people than with others, as I think most people do. And there are…