I'm speaking of any type of journal or diary where you write private and personal things that you never intend to show to anyone. Whether it's hand written in a book, typed and save in a file on your computer or on an online blog that you set to private so that only you can view it.
I consider this type of journal to be therapeutic and a great outlet but sometimes I write "angry" entries where I am complaining about something or someone and expressing my feelings. I don't find that being two-faced or mean because I don't plan on sharing these things with anyone, it's just a good way to get my frustrations out.
So what happens when someone goes behind your back and reads these private things and then gets upset about what you wrote about them?
I have heard the excuse before, "Well, you saved your password to your computer so it was like you wanted to me to find it and read it." Or "You don't have your desk top password protected so I had every right to read it." Well when I did password protect my desk top I was accused of trying to hide stuff lol.
I have to hide my hand written book, because there is no lock on it, so that means I left it out because I wanted it read (smh).
I would think that if you label something as 'Private, personal, or Keep out" that that would be obvious. So Now I feel like I can't write anything in my journal that I don't want to have to explain later.
What would you think if you read something in someones journal where they were complaining about you or about something you did? would you have the right to be angry? Would you confront them about it? Or is it simply that you were not meant to read the journal and you were in the wrong for breaking that confidence?
Answer by anng.atlanta at 10:29 AM on Jun. 6, 2013
Answer by feralxat at 10:29 AM on Jun. 6, 2013
NO. Some people keep dream journals, and I would hate to think people could be held 'accountable' for the crazy shit their subconscious forces them to imagine during sleep.
Answer by QuinnMae at 10:34 AM on Jun. 6, 2013
Answer by wendythewriter at 10:35 AM on Jun. 6, 2013
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