Privacy. The word takes on different meanings depending on the person to with whom you’re speaking. Given our ever intense usage of social media or our increasing willingness to offer personal details in exchange for rewards and discounts or to download some hip, free app, the meaning has generally changed over the last several years.

Whatever the case, for me, holding fast to the privacy of some of this life’s experiences is a good thing. Not everything needs to be chronicled, photographed and shared in a public forum – closed to “just friends” (which often equates to a wider net than a lot of people remember when surfing their feeds).

Yet, here we are. So, why then, with such seeming openness about the details of our lives do we sometimes register shock or anger when these are shared?

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