With technological advancement, we are exposed to anyone who has a telephone or computer that may come to know too much sensitive details about us. There are things that we should not share on social media, or talk about it with anyone that we don’t know well. Because everything we say could be used against us. Exist the risk that someone may steal other person’s identity if there is too much information of that person online, that could be used by stalkers or scammers. As I was growing up, I remember hearing several women say that because they had shared their intimacies about their partner, a “supposed friend” took their husbands or boyfriends away. A neighbor once told me that him and his wife had plans to buy a blue car and other things, they told some friends and the friends stole their idea. I heard the story of a young woman who, because “she wanted to be a good friend”, she warned a co-worker that her partner was cheating on her and that put her life in danger, because the coworker told her partner, and he was stalking the young woman and trying to hurt her physically. That is why there is a popular saying that “flies do not enter a closed mouth.” Here it is a list of things you should never tell to protect your life, and the lives of those you love
1- Your marital status: married, single, widowed, divorced.
2- Sex life: Your sexual intimacies, past relationships,(things you do, that you and your current partner like to do, or past partners used to do)
“When there are many words, transgression and offense are unavoidable, But he who controls his lips and keeps thoughtful silence is wise.”
Proverbs 10:19 AMP
3- Personal information: Your full name, exact date of birth, address where you live and work, social security number or identity card. If you are not at the doctor’s office, or doing a legal procedure, keep this information to yourself to the best of your knowledge.
4- Financial information: Your monthly income, entrepreneurship, life and health insurance benefits, inheritance, investments, your savings, properties that you have, or that you dream of having, are not to show or tell. Envy and evil are at the order of the day. It is also not a good idea to post about our projects and plans, there are people without ideas on their own, stealing even the thoughts of others.
5- Emotional mood swings: psychologists, counselors, significant others, close friends, writing in a journal, and talking with family members that we can trust, are the safest ways to help us deal and cope with our traumas, fears, resentments and weaknesses. Social media is not a safe place to share about this topics. I met a young lady who was very expressive , and posted on her profile that she was sad, and some private info. So, there was a guy who contacted her, and began to act like a friend. Days later he tried to use and abuse her, threatening her, about using the information, and intimate pictures she shared with him, and other things she posted online.
6- Private and secret things that you know or heard about other people.
“He who goes about as a gossip reveals secrets, But he who is trustworthy and faithful keeps a matter hidden.”
Proverbs 11:13 AMP
7- Family, romantic, and / or work related conflicts.
8- Your professional, legal, health background, etc.
9- The secrets of your heart.
“The one who guards his mouth [thinking before he speaks] protects his life; The one who opens his lips wide [and chatters without thinking] comes to ruin.”
Proverbs 13:3 AMP