I heard someone say this. The context of the conversation was how we live such public lives. We do live our lives on Facebook and Twitter. We spend times posting everything. We share what sandwich we eat. We share how we are feeling when we are standing in line when the person behind us is right on our business. We share how much we hate Pike coffee at Starbucks. This person was saying that we need to reclaim the mystery of who we are because we share everything. We need to reclaim the mystery because we share too much.
I don’t know if I agree with this person. I think you can share everything online, and still have mystery about you. Just because I share everything with you online – that doesn’t mean that there isn’t mystery left.
Here’s the thing – we tend to live life on the surface. There is no way that we live truly public lives – mainly because we don’t really do the work to figure out the depths of our being. I just don’t think we can expose everything about who we are that there is no mystery left. I think only people that live on the surface needs to reclaim the mystery. Diving into the depths of your self will be an ocean of mystery.
Which side do you sit on? What do you think?