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Sunday, 11 October 2015

Secret

This post has been published by me as a part of Blog-a-Ton 56; the fifty-sixth edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write.
secret - something that should remain hidden from others (especially information that is not to be passed on) 



A secret is a secret till no one knows that  it is a secret. The moment someone  pronounces it as secret,  by using the words, ''Don't tell anyone. It is a secret.'' And lo! It is no more a secret.  It spreads like wild fire.

The exact origin of this word is not known.  The earliest  reference to this word is found in Latin literature in the 14th century. One thing about its origin, which is certain, is  that it came from the word 'secretary,' who is closest to the boss and maintains a records of urgent and confidential matters. Thus we come to know about secrecy in our  day to day life and dealings.

 Why do people like to spread secrets. The reason, which I feel is 
1. The person, who knows a secret , feels important.
2 He feels that he is the privileged one to possess the news.
3. Due to his self proclaimed pride, his ego feels satisfied.

In a moment of  exaggerated self importance he conveys the news to another person, requesting him not to divulge  to any one. The secret is now not a secret. It is passed on and on and it becomes the talk of the town.

 There is a famous story of a marriage party, which I would like to relate. The bride was a widow, with one child.It was kept a secret. The groom's one aunt, could not  keep the secret and told a friend the truth. Within minutes  all the guests knew about it.
A principal of a school wanted a news to be conveyed to the staff. He just mentioned to a teacher that it was to be kept as a secret. It became public in five minutes.
There is famous story of a very sincere and upright person.His colleague told him  an important news, to be kept as a secret. The man became very restless. The news did not allow him to sleep the whole night. In the morning he could no longer  wait. He came out of the house, saw a buffolo, and  and repeated the news to it!! I end with a wonderful quotation by Benjamin Franklin,''A secret between three people can remain a secret, if two  are dead.''                                                     




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21 comments:

  1. How interesting. The history of secret! :)

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  2. This post is indeed different from the rest. It is an informative post, definitely. :)

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  3. Well said....Very apt are the opening lines which say - One it is shared - it is no longer a secret.
    We all have made "Secret" posts for this Bat 56 . Your post qualifies us , under 1 or more reasons - on why we shared it in public forum- if it was a "Secret".

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  4. enlightened to know the history of secret

    My BAT56 entry A Secret Revealed

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  6. Interesting and informative too..

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  7. For some reason my earlier comment got deleted. Just want to rewrite my words.. Very well written and ofcourse definitely unique post compared to other posts. Before ending I like the quote of Benjamin franklin. Thank you for letting us know the quote as well as history of Secret. All the best.

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    1. Thanks Vajra for the inspiring comments

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  8. LOL @ the last line. Interesting take on the prompt. And I love your blog address :D
    ATB for BAT56!

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    1. Thanks Gauri.
      The name of my blog was given by my grand daughter.

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  9. So that's the root of the word...interesting... So's the quote.

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  10. So that's the root of the word...interesting... So's the quote.

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  11. So that's the root of the word...interesting... So's the quote.

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  12. very interesting and enlightening. Thankyou for writing this post.

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