Davis English 9

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Is it ever OK to keep a secret?

Secrets are said everyday and can have dire consequences. Secrets are also kept that should be. What is your opinion on if it is OK to keep a secret? When is it (if yes)? When is it (if no)? Explain your position ON BOTH.

2nd part of comment: how would have telling the truth HELPED Romeo and Juliet?

38 Comments:

  • At 12:36 PM , Blogger Autumn S said...

    i believe that it ok to keep secrets. if secrets were ment to be kept then thats why they are called secrets. i dont think that if juliet tells people that she married romeo it wont help him. her dad will probably will kill her.

     
  • At 12:37 PM , Blogger Eacheann said...

    I believe that it is ok to keep secrets because without them, everyone would know everything about you, the things you dont want people to know. And that is also when you should keep them.

     
  • At 12:37 PM , Blogger crawdaddy19 said...

    It is O.K to keep like a little secret like I took a pen from a teacher or something. If it does not greatly effect a person then it is fine to keep a secret. Secrets between friends is o.k and fun, but if it is big enough to effect a lot of people then it is not O.K no matter the cost. If someone is telling you that they want to commit suicide or something then you should tell someone and you can save a life. Secrets are not the best things in the world, but they are fine if they do not directly involve someone else.

    If Romeo and Juliet told someone that they were married right away then it could have saved Tybalt and Mercutio's life. The feud may have been ended also.

     
  • At 12:38 PM , Blogger John N said...

    Of course it's okay to keep a secret. Sometimes secrets are hurtful to someone, so why tell them about it? If you don't agree, just forget it and move on. A quote that applies here would be "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything" Secrets may not necessarily be good, but words shouldn't hurt anybody.
    John Nelson

     
  • At 12:38 PM , Blogger sarah said...

    i think that some secrets are ok to keep, as long as they are secrets that do not bring harm to that person or anyone else. but if it brought harm to someone else or that person than it is not ok to keep that secret.

    and if romeo and Juliet have had told the truth it would be a lot easier for them because they could have told there parents that they were already married, and Juliet would not have to marry someone she did not want to. and they would not haver to keep it a secret.

     
  • At 12:38 PM , Blogger Katey said...

    it is ok to keep secrets in some circumstances. If someone tells you something really serious like they are thinking about killing themselves or something like that, you should not keep that a secret because that person needs to get some help. If it is a little secret that has little significance its good to keep that secret because you want to be trusted by people.

     
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  • At 12:38 PM , Blogger Jalin 65 said...

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  • At 12:40 PM , Blogger isaac3777ahsfootball said...

    yes in certain suduatins it is ok to keep a secret but it is not good to keep stuff from other people just becaues you dont like them

     
  • At 12:40 PM , Blogger jrlval2 said...

    I think it is okay to keep a secret when you are keeping the secret to protect someone you love. It is never okay to keep a secret to hurt someone though.
    I think that Romeo and Juliet should have told their parents about their marriage, and show them how much they really do care about each other. By telling their parents I don't think the story could have been less of a tragedy.

     
  • At 12:41 PM , Blogger JTJ10 said...

    I think secrets don't make friends, but friends make secrets. i think it isn't right to make secrets en-less the secret can't hurt nobody. and i think telling the truth would of helped Romeo and Juliet because it would of let them be together because the rule o0f the catholic church would of forced them to stay together cause they slept together

     
  • At 12:41 PM , Blogger KevinH said...

    It is okay to keep secrets, but if it is hurting someone then you should not keep it a secret. It depends on the situation you are in also,because you wouldn't tell a secret to some random person you don't know.

     
  • At 12:42 PM , Blogger Jolene Zummo said...

    I think you should always keep a secret unless someone is putting them selves or anyone else in harm.
    I don't think Juliet should keep it a secret, she is in love with the boy and its not fair she has to hide that.

     
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  • At 12:42 PM , Blogger Jalin 65 said...

    I think sometimes it is because it is a very personal sometimes but other times i think if if its something that bad people should no so they no what Ur going through and to not talk about thoughs things things.

    I think if they just would have just told there parents everything would have bin way easer

     
  • At 12:43 PM , Blogger Savannah said...

    It is okay to keep secrets when they are personal or seem like it would put you in a position you don't want to be in. Keeping a secret can mean keeping trust with a friend, or simply keeping it inside to protect your own reputation. Some secrets are meant to be told, others are not. In some situations, keeping secrets is okay, whether you being keeping your trust with a friend, or keeping your own reputation safe.

     
  • At 12:43 PM , Blogger valgavi23 said...

    I believe it's ok to keep secrets. There are some things in life that should just be kept to yourself. It doesn't mean you have trouble trusting people. I really believe it depends on the secret you trying to keep, sometimes it may be harmful to keep it to yourself. If you know that it doesn't affect anybody else it's o.k to keep the secret. I really do believe that keeping secrets it good, or else people may just know to much about you.

     
  • At 12:43 PM , Blogger Alex Y said...

    I think that it's okay to keep a secret if it's big and you know that it could hurt someone or yourself in the end. Some secrets could also be harmful to you if you don't tell them. So it depends on the secret and how much it can affect you.

    I don't know what would happen if Romeo and Juliet told their secret to the town, It could have resulted in death or some other type of punishment, or they could've accepted their love.

     
  • At 12:43 PM , Blogger jfootball25 said...

    i think its ok to keep secrets. Every one keeps secrets for each other all the time in life. Secrets are not good but we cant do anything to stop them. I dont think that if juliet tells people that she married romeo it wont help him. Her dad will probably will kill her.

    i agree with eacheann

     
  • At 12:44 PM , Blogger AlexLY said...

    I do not think it is okay to keep secrets. If someone tells you a secret and tells you to swear not to tell anyone else then they shouldn't have told you at all. Secrets should be kept to yourselves unless it involves other people then only the others involved should know the secret. Remember secrets don't make friends and they put weights on others shoulders when they are told to keep one. No one can be trusted with a secret because we are only human.

     
  • At 12:44 PM , Blogger Lexi612 said...

    I think in some cases it is ok to keep secrets. Sometimes secrets keep people from getting hurt or hearing what they don't want to hear. But keeping secrets can also hurt the trust between two people.
    With Romeo and Juliet, if they had told people that they loved each other and had gotten married it could've saved Mercutio's life.

     
  • At 12:45 PM , Blogger Moriah said...

    Moriah Denler
    Davis
    English 9

    Secrets are very powerful. Anything you say can be used against you or hurt someone else. It's usually best to keep your secrets out in the open because if you keep them to your self they can bottle up inside and one day your going to explode. Some secrets just should be told to a few people or maybe even one so if it is something that is emotionally affecting you your friends can help you with it. Secrets like well I don't like her dress aren't going to hurt you. Keep that secret to yourself. Usually with secrets it's better to have someone help you with it. Sometimes it's hard to tell people your secrets but if you keep them inside your having a battle that could end up taking your life. Many people commit suicide because they think they have no one to talk to... No one who understands them, when really, most times, there are tons of people fighting the same battle as you. I think secrets should be told if emotionally affecting you. Other wise they can be kept to yourself.

     
  • At 12:45 PM , Blogger Luke Marshall said...

    It depends on the situation, if you have someone tell you that two people kissed at a party or something along those lines, it is perfectly fine to not tell anyone about that because the people that kissed will be very mad at you and it's not like everyone will care anyway. If it is a big secret like if your married and your parents don't know it then you should tell them because if they truly care about you then I'm sure that they will accept whatever your choices are. I think that Romeo and Juliet should have told people that they are married even if their parents don't accept they can run away.

     
  • At 12:45 PM , Blogger Kaley said...

    I feel that it is not okay to tell secrets it will hurt someone or ruin a relationship. Also if the secret is unimportant like who is dating who then it does not matter, so just keep the secret because that person wants you to.
    I feel that it is okay to tell secrets if not telling someone will hurt that person. You have to take in perspective though what is important.

     
  • At 12:45 PM , Blogger da-artistBS said...

    Bailey Smith

    A secret is defined as something kept hidden from acknowledgement. All secrets are meant to be hidden, but some do not need to. I am split on the issue, seeing as it all depends on the secret. If the secret being told might cause someone to be harassed or ostracized, then it might be best to keep it to one self. On the other hand, if telling the secret can save/help a life, then it should be told. As it pertains to recent events, the secrets that have been held in aren't good ones. If the people who choose to take (or try to take) their lives told someone they were going through some hard times, they might have been helped.


    Romeo and Juliet should have told people about their secret love. Because they didn't, they both end up dead. Sure, their parents might have been angry if they were told, but they would have seen how deep and true their love was.

     
  • At 12:46 PM , Blogger nacho.man said...

    i think its ok to keep secrets. but its only certain types of secrets like secrets that may hurt peoples feelings are not ok to keep but the ones that are for example that are about you that you dont want any one to know or ok to keep.

     
  • At 12:46 PM , Blogger baby_chick123 said...

    Caitlin Hanson
    Hour-6
    4/21/10

    I think that it is ok to keep secrets if they are not really bad. If the secret is just normal gossip about who is dating who and this person got into a fight with this person then those secrets are ok to keep. But if the secret has to do with drugs, a school shooting, or even an eating disorder then those secrets are ok to tell someone because then those people can get help or something bad can be prevented. If Romeo and Juliet just told people about their situation then they wouldn't be in such big trouble because then Juliet wouldn't have to marry Paris and Romeo probably wouldn't be banished anymore because he is married.

     
  • At 12:46 PM , Blogger ravinous pear said...

    I think it is OK to keep a secret if it is unnecessary to tell someone and it would upset them.

    It would have helped Romeo and Juliette to tell the truth because lord Montague would not have told pairs to marry Juliette.

     
  • At 12:47 PM , Blogger tyler shockey said...

    i believe that it is ok to keep secrets. if someone trust you enough to tell you something they want no one else to know, you keep it a secret. if not you can lose the one you care about the most- tyler shockey

     
  • At 12:47 PM , Blogger howdy95 said...

    It depends on what kind of secret it is. Secrets are something that you really have to use common sense with. If it involves a life, or death situation, yeah it probably shouldn't be kept a secret.If it involves the well being of someones reputaion, or well being, it shouldn't be kept a secret. Small secrets are o.k. though, like a surprise birthsay party. If Romeo, and juliet had told the truth, they might end up seperated, or together, and alive.

     
  • At 12:49 PM , Blogger Kaley said...

    If Romeo and Juliet would have told the truth to their parents they probably would have been yelled at and maybe disowned but neither of them would have died. Telling the truth would have helped them greatly.

     
  • At 12:49 PM , Blogger callie009 said...

    I believe it is okay to keep secrets. Your whole life does not always need to be publicized. Somethings you have to keeo to yourself and people should not have a problem with that.

     
  • At 12:52 PM , Blogger Allen said...

    yes its okay to keep secrets people need to be trusted with secrets other wise this world would be a hard place to live in. some secrets may not be good but thats how things get done like business this world needs people to keep secrets other wise this place would be crazy!

     
  • At 12:55 PM , Blogger Zach said...

    I think that sometimes it is okay to keep secrets if it is not something that someone else has to know about. For example if one of your friends is considering suicide than don't keep that secret. A secret that is okay to keep is something confidential that someone tells you such as a test score.

     
  • At 3:09 PM , Blogger Moriah said...

    Moriah Denler
    Davis
    English 9

    Looking back at what a blogged I forgot the Romeo and Juliet part... I believe that if Juliet and Romeo had just gotten their secret up into the open no one would have died and they probably would have had a much happier ending. If anything they would have both been banished. As the story books say they both would have lived happily ever after.

     
  • At 9:13 AM , Blogger Katie said...

    I think its ok to keep a secret, sometimes its better that everyone doesnt know. But if its putting someone in harm or negative...then its better to tell. Juliet is in love and its not fair to her thaat she has to keep it a secret though who know what the outcome would be if she did tell.
    sometimes it just a 50-50 chance and whatever you feel you should go with.

     
  • At 12:55 PM , Blogger Clinton said...

    It depends on how important the secret is If its one that can affect others in a bad way and if it could get you in trouble.Its better to tell, but if it's not that important then you don't have to tell.

    - Clinton morgan

     
  • At 6:49 AM , Blogger Sarah Hall said...

    I think that keeping a secret is important. This may characterize you as a responsible and reliable person. Someone trust you and you simply can't destroy this trust! Like our http://customessay-s.com/essay_help.php pledge not to share your private details with third parties- it's illegal!

     

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