Nietzsche said, “That which does not kill us makes us stronger”.
(Pic via Dirty Scottsdale)
Would the re-telling of an embarrassing story to people who were not there or who were not involved, and whom the person in question will never ever cross paths with, be something for the person to get angry about?
All of us have embarrassing things happen to us and if we worry about what everyone who know about them would think about us, even if those people are strangers who don’t matter, then we’d all go insane.
I’m saying the above because some friends who know I blog have now gotten into the habit of adding this precursor to the conversations we have:
“You’re not going to blog this, right?”
I will honour their requests most of the time of course. Though if I start to hear the same story being told to me by other people then I’m gonna blog it, especially if I find it funny.
My thinking is this: if I don’t mention name or specifics, and if I don’t post a picture like the friends of the poor guy above did, then it’s just gonna be you and whoever else you tell the story to who’d recognise the story upon reading it. Why should you care what the rest, who would be random strangers think? Plus if you are so embarrassed about it, you wouldn’t be spreading the story yourself right?
To those of you who blog, have you ever gotten such a request for blogging discretion? And do you find it annoying that your friends now think of you as paparazzi just because you blog? 😉