I am that kind of person who writes
own feelings all over the face and verbalizes thoughts without modifications. Of
course, experience has taught me hard lessons that I cannot simply pour my
heart out to anybody anytime anywhere I happen to be. I have to practise euphemism and delay
criticisms preceding each negative comment with two compliments etc. I think
all these are absolutely necessary when it is professional relationship we are
But then when we are among family
and friends, we become relaxed and less tactful assuming that we can be our
true selves. When friendship develops, conversations become more personal. Words
become more direct. Do we still have to decide what is to be said and what not?
These days, with the widespread use of the smart phones, sharing has become
more than just chit-chat. Messages, photos and videos are posted on the
Facebook. We used to say “I am telling this to you only!” We might have to think
twice. When friendship falls out, secrets might be broadcast for the whole wide
world to know!
Maybe we should re-visit George
Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four written
in 1949 or The Truman Show, by Andrew
Niccol written in 1998.