Obiter Dictum

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Secrecy versus discretion.

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What is the difference between keeping a secret and being discreet?

I was asked the question. It’s an important question, but I’d never thought about it.

Think about it before you read what I have to say below…

 

Here’s my conclusion:

Secrecy contains a demand: “you must keep a secret”. A demand by one person to another.

Discretion, on the other hand, is voluntary. Someone tells me something which they don’t share with others. I treat this information with discretion, choosing to protect their privacy, or vulnerability. Discretion contains love. Secrecy doesn’t.

 

 

 

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Written by sabineclappaert

March 11, 2017 at 6:18 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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