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Does a private life = happy life?

In this blog, we shall explore the main reasons why people safeguard their privacy and the top things one should indeed keep private.  In addition, we shall see the positive impact it has in relation to our level of happiness. 

Equally, we shall then look at reasons why there should be a happy ‘medium’ in what one shares.  The bottom line is this… we shall discover for once and for all… does a private life = happy life?  Let’s get started.

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A Private Life Is A Happy Life

People often believe that in order to have a happy life, they must keep their personal life private.   A private life can offer many benefits that lead to happiness, such as trust and improved relationships.

Some people believe that people who keep their personal life private, are more likely to be trusted by others. This is because people who are open about their lives are often seen as sharing just for show.

As mentioned earlier, there are many benefits of having a private life. A private life can offer trust, improved relationships, and intimacy. People who have a private life are often seen as being more trustworthy and have stronger relationships with the people in their lives.

Top 3 Things To Keep Private

There are numerous things individuals may conceal or keep private in order to have a pleasant life, but three of the most essential are:

1. Our Finances

Our finances are best kept under wraps. We live in a culture where individuals evaluate others on the basis of their material goods and how much money they have. It is none of anyone’s business how much money we earn or how we spend it. That is our own personal concern, and no one else’s.

It’s your money, and whatever you choose to do with it is your business. Money has the potential to change how others perceive you, and as our grandmothers advised: discussing finances is never polite.

Grandmas were right, but don’t forget that people will try to abuse your situation, one way or another. Your bank accounts, spending habits, savings, and general views of finances should all be private.

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It’s vital not to broadcast your financial status to others, as you don’t want them to know how much money you have or owe. This can expose you to frauds and other financial scams.

2. Our Health

It is also critical to keep your health private, since you do not want others to learn about your medical issues or history. This includes both your physical and mental well-being.  This can make you vulnerable to discrimination or gossip. 

Or worse, if shared out in the open, especially in a job interview for instance… you may have shut the door on a golden opportunity for your career.

3. Our Personal Life

It’s also critical not to let others know about your personal life since you don’t want them to learn about your relationships, whereabouts, or activities. This puts you at risk of gossip and scrutiny.

And off limits should also be applied for politics, religion, and need I say it… intimate relations.

Reasons Why Keeping Your Private Life Private

When you keep your private life to yourself, you maintain a sense of control and power over your life. This is because you are the only one who knows what is going on in your life, and you can choose to share this information with others or not.

Keeping your private life private can also lead to increased happiness. This is because you will be less likely to worry about what other people think.  This in turn builds self-esteem, self-confidence and well-being. 

Let’s check out these other important reasons why keeping your private life private is vital:

  • Secrets – Secrets between friends and/or loved ones are just that — secrets.  They are absolutely nobody’s business.
  • The Element of Mystery – Leaving an ‘element of mystery’,  or not revealing everything about yourself, can make you more interesting to others. It also allows you to get to know people better, without them knowing everything.
  • What People Don’t Know Won’t Hurt Them – This is an old saying, but often true. The less people know about you and your private life, the less they can hurt you with their words.
  • Your ‘Dirty Laundry’ – No one wants to hear about your ‘dirty laundry.’  This is the stuff you’re not proud of, and it’s simply nobody else’s business.
  • Improved Relationships –   By keeping your private life private, you are likely to have improved relationships with others.  This is because they will not feel like they know everything about you, and they will be more likely to ‘respect’ your privacy.
  • Defined Boundaries – This is a form of ‘self-care’  and sets the tone for how you want to be treated by others.  When you keep your private life private, you are essentially saying that you have boundaries, and people will need to honor and respect those boundaries.
  • Mental Health Issues –  You know and I know that despite today’s more enlightened society, the fact remains that there is a certain amount of ‘stigma’ when it comes to mental health.  Some things are just not meant for the general public to know.  That said, of course, within your inner circle and those you can truly trust, you should always be comfortable enough to reach out when you need that support and help.

Social Media Issues  – Let’s talk about social media. When we reveal a little too much about ourselves, we set ourselves up for ‘cyber judging’.  Not everyone is your friend.  Not only that, if you’re an ’empath’ like I am, it’s too easy to get your feelings hurt by these types of toxic online people who have nothing else better to do than simply be not nice!  When asked how you’re doing, simply type: It’s been an ‘unbelievable day’ and just leave it at that!

Eliminate ‘Drama’ and ‘Gossip’ –  When you keep your private life private, there’s no ‘drama’, ‘gossip’ or even jealousy to contend with.  Drama and gossip have no place in your life whatsoever.  As my Mother always said… “If you don’t have something nice to say about someone… then don’t say anything!”

Big Brother is Always There –   With the advent of technology, it seems that ‘Big Brother’ is always watching.  If you’re not careful about what you post online, or who you ‘friend’, you could be setting yourself up for problems.

Your Personal Protection –    By keeping your private life private, you are protecting yourself from identity theft, fraud, and a host of other potential problems.  And please everyone… you don’t need to broadcast your whereabouts and even your personal residence.  You have not only yourself to be concerned about, you need to think about your family as well!

Having Deeper & More Meaningful Relationships –   When you keep your private life private, it allows for deeper and more meaningful relationships with others.  These types of relationships are built on trust, respect, and understanding. No one needs to know your business about your ex-spouses and whatnot!

More Peaceful – A private life can be more peaceful.  This is because when you don’t share everything about your life with others, there’s less of a chance for conflict and drama.

More Productive –  A private life can also be more productive.  This is because when you’re not sharing every little detail with others, you’re likely to have more time to focus on what’s truly important.

Actions Speak Louder Than Words – Last but not least, actions speak louder than words.  So why not adopt the philosophy of just ‘doing’ instead of ‘talking about it’ on things like your goals and dreams?  Am I right, or am I right?

So you see, a private life is a happy life because it allows you to have a deeper relationship with yourself.

These were just some of the important reasons why keeping your private life private is so important.  Do you have anything to add to this list?  I’d love to hear.  Please feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments below.

Should We Keep ‘Everything’ Private?

While I agree there are most definitely things about our personal life that we should leave as just that – personal and private.  But on the other hand, I don’t see why we have to be private about ‘everything’ or should we? 

More specifically, isn’t there a happy medium of sharing some aspects of our life to others that can actually enhance an ‘already happy‘ life?

While there are certain things about our personal lives that we should keep to ourselves, I believe that by sharing certain aspects of our lives with others, we can actually increase the level of our happiness.

All I’m trying to say is this... there is absolutely nothing wrong in being the positive, happy person you may be.  In fact, I believe, it is our human duty to ‘share’ our positivity, happiness and kindness with the world as much as we can.

That said, I do believe that one should be mindful of the ‘audience’ in which we participate within.  You will know when it’s right and you will know when it isn’t.

A Private Life Is A Happy Life Quotes

To help you find some words about being private, I would like to share with you these 20 quotes and sayings about how a private life is a happy life.  Then the next time you see one of your friends that may need a gentle reminder to do the same, you can send a couple of these to them.  Enjoy!

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“I focus on my private life, and that’s just the best way to live.”

Angelina Jolie

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“It’s nothing sinister but my private life belongs to me.” –

MyAnna Buring

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“Once you expose your private life, if you give one little bit, the floodgates are open and everyone’s got a free-range for you.”

Jason Statham

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“It’s important for me to keep my personal life private because people can’t talk about what they don’t know.”

Tamera Mowry

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“Don’t think you know me. You know what I allow you to know.”

Beth Elkassih

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“Invisibility is a superpower.”

Unknown

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“Make no mistake… Private people know how to post on social media all day and still live a life you don’t know anything about.” 

Francine Baurer

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“I demand my right to a private life, just as I respect that right for everybody else.”

Johnny Carson

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“I don’t think you have the right to shout about other people’s private life.”

Peter Carey

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“I was completely unprepared for the public spectacle my private life became, and didn’t like it a bit.”

Harrison Ford

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“I may be president of the United States, but my private life is nobody’s damned business.” –

Chester A.Arthur

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“There’s a way of negotiating how you portray your private life publicly that I’ve never had the skill to do.”

Gina McKee

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“Your private life is your private life and you keep it to yourself. You get more respect that way.”

Jay Kay

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“Private place and plenty of time are the life of prayer.”

Edward McKendree Bounds

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“Everyone has three lives: A public life; a private life and a secret life.”

Unknown

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“I am infatuated with private life, and with anonymity; perhaps even invisibility.”

Joyce Carol Oates

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“It’s called a private life for a reason – it’s mine, and it’s special and sacred.”

Lili Reinhart

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“Love is a great force in private life; it is indeed the greatest of all things; but love in public affairs does not work.”

E. M. Forster

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“You must learn to stir people’s curiosity by only allowing them a glimpse of something in your private life.”

Robert Greene

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“Private lives are more important than public reputations.”

G.K Chesterton

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The Bottom Line

Although some people are offended when they realize you are unwilling to open up and want to keep your personal life private, being a private individual is acceptable. Your life is your own, and you should make the decision as to how much of yourself you are willing to share

Living a private life doesn’t mean that you never let anyone in, it simply implies that you pick and choose who you let into your life. It entails being choosy about who you let in.

It implies concentrating on what’s most essential rather than wasting your time on unimportant issues.

So as you can see, there are numerous benefits of keeping your personal life private. It protects you and your loved ones from unwanted opinions and any unnecessary drama that would arise if you were to make your personal life everyone’s business. A private life is a happy life.

It’s your choice! Start becoming a more private person to be happier and more fulfilled in life!  But remember… still continue to share your enthusiasm, positivity, love of life and happiness to as many as you can!

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For additional inspirational thought-provoking blogs of happiness, life and how to cope with everyday life struggles, please check out the following articles:

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