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What is one thing you don't want to be discovered after you are gone?

  1. kallini2010 profile image81
    kallini2010posted 5 years ago

    What is one thing you don't want to be discovered after you are gone?

    If you already know well enough that you don't want to leave certain things behind, why are you still keeping them?

  2. profile image0
    athurionposted 5 years ago

    Dirty little secret.  I believe most people has it.

    1. kallini2010 profile image81
      kallini2010posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I don't.

  3. Twilight Lawns profile image82
    Twilight Lawnsposted 5 years ago

    I would hate it to be discovered that I am a fake, and also it would be nice to know that some good friend had popped along and deleted the history of all the dreadful sites I have visited on my computer.
    Only joking... (I profess)

  4. lburmaster profile image82
    lburmasterposted 5 years ago

    Some information would hurt a few people. But the most important thing that I want hidden consists of how much I cry at times. Difficult times call for difficult measures.

  5. profile image0
    JThomp42posted 5 years ago

    We all have our skeletons. Especially those that would hurt others.

  6. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    For me it would be partial, poorly written pieces that I hope to improve on, edit, change etc.--but want to keep. I know that if someone saw some of these writings, they might shake their head and think - OMG this is crap! 

    As far as anything else, no there is nothing tangible that anyone could be shocked, appalled or disgusted by. I keep those kinds of things in my head with no physical evidence! LOL

    1. kallini2010 profile image81
      kallini2010posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Keep in mind, other people are hardly better than you, they'll manage your "less than perfect drafts".  Remember as well that "a writer wastes nothing".

  7. Marisaupa profile image60
    Marisaupaposted 5 years ago

    As open and sincere as one may want to be, especially with those that we care for, it is still difficult, if not impossible, to live a life without secrets.

    As much as I try to keep them to a minimum, secrets do exist in my life.  I suppose that I even have "passive" secrets, those which I would not readily identify as such, but that would qualify.

    I would not mind those secrets that may reveal embarrassing details about me to emerge.  I would hope that whatever embarrassment or shame may be revealed about me would, when viewed in the context of the aggregate value of my life, be seen as trivial.

    That said, however, those secrets which may be misunderstood or taken out of context and lead to pain or trouble to someone else... those secrets I would rather die with me.

  8. stanwshura profile image74
    stanwshuraposted 5 years ago

    That death really is the big unbeing black blank of nothingness.  'Course - I wouldn't know it because I'd have no life and thus no sentience.

  9. wqaindia profile image46
    wqaindiaposted 5 years ago

    This beautiful world is made of two types that is Good or Bad. If we draw a straight line stating from point A (Good) to point Z (bad) then while moving from A to Z we notice that we are stepping into bad part. But what is that point demarcating the good or bad so that our left foot is in the good zone and right foot is in the bad zone. This point of demarcation differs from person to person and even if you spit out everything bad or good about yourself even then people will dig something about you of which you were also ignorant. As such I never bother to be discovered after.... Keep smiling and never hurt anybody.

    1. kallini2010 profile image81
      kallini2010posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I think you did not answer the question at all. I would call it pontificating that has nothing to do with the question.

    2. Nellieanna profile image81
      Nellieannaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      wqaindia, I think I get your point & how it answers our dear kallini's question.  After all, it's addressed to what each respondent sees in it. Perhaps, you prefer to live in the present & let past & future reside where they reside, in ob

  10. ketage profile image80
    ketageposted 5 years ago

    Well , let me think .. there is the .. hmmm, nope I can't talk about that. OK there was this one incident when errr.... nope don't want anyone to know about that either.
    Well geez , Come to think of it, I have to start burning some photos and getting rid of some things. I would say most people have secrets, be it their own or secrets told to them in confidence. And while we are not ashamed if some people know about them, we might not want others to know for fear of embarrassing the ones we care about.
    Personally I do not have any deep dark secrets that really embarrass me, But I do have some that would embarrass other people, and as I would not want to do that. I would prefer it if I took their secrets to the grave with me.
    I was joking about Photos and stuff. All the embarrassing secrets I have are in my head, and they shall stay there forevermore.

    1. kallini2010 profile image81
      kallini2010posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Now I actually remembered that my ex took some photos of us (was not MY IDEA!!!) having the three letter act and they were horrid. I am sure there are no photos left, but where is the film, I wonder?

    2. ketage profile image80
      ketageposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      ooooh photos yikes if you find the negatives, possibly you could use them for your next hub '' things you shouldn't leave with your ex's '' lol

  11. Nellieanna profile image81
    Nellieannaposted 5 years ago

    haha. . .  If I didn't want it discovered then, why on earth would I post what it might be for all the internet to see now?  ;-)  (if, of course, there were such a thing or secret. . . )

  12. connorj profile image76
    connorjposted 5 years ago

    What a profound question to (indeed) ponder; thank you!
    I would suggest that the "one thing" that I do not want to be discovered (i.e. become a reality) after I pass on, is (simply) that my life had no positive impact on others. In other words my life was without meaning or even worse contributed to others' misery. What a significantly awful outcome that would be...

    1. kallini2010 profile image81
      kallini2010posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      "Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does."
      William James

      I found this quote to be inspirational and uplifting.  Every life makes a difference, every little action does.