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Transparency

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Transparency is a fine trait for individuals, larger groups, and various non-living entities to display, but as thinking and feeling people we have a need to keep a  selection of private, or what should be private, things from other people or large organizations. In this age of infinite information gathering and storing it is almost impossible to keep any part of our lives confidential and private.  We can try to keep a little privacy in our lives in a different ways by learning to hold on to what we consider exclusive information while seeming to be revealing it all to one or another corporate or medical group. We can reflect a piece of information back to the questioner so that what they are aware of is that they are getting an answer to their question, not that that answer is a reflection of the question they asked and not what they asked for at all. You can mask the answer you give by a partial answer, one that doesn’t reveal what you choose to keep private, but does toss a bone to your questioner. You can color any of your responses so that they mask your true intent or any facts about you. None of these methods is strictly lying or strictly telling the truth, but it can help you to maintain the truth of yourself and the truth in your heart and to keep these truths private and at your discretion to reveal to whomever you choose. Can you think of others ways to answer questions without really answering?

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Author: EllenphanPhotos

I've been struck many times by the thoughts that run through my head when I'm outdoors and contemplating nothing in particular. The thoughts can be profound or silly, sad or joyful, relevant or not. But they're always there. And with just a bit of concentration they can lead to the most astonishing places and on the most convoluted trails. Exploring those vagaries and jigs and jogs is fun. I'm attempting to find more of these trails to see if they lead anywhere or nowhere, because even nowhere is somewhere. The bits and pieces of the outdoors help to make the indoors survivable. Photos help bring the outdoors in and remind me of many of the thoughts I had while still outside, a very valuable tool they are, too.

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