Have you ever been asked to keep a secret only to find out that it’s one you would rather not have been told? Secrets can be a form of burdening the spirit with guilt or gossip, especially if it’s something that is damaging. It’s not necessary to take in everything just to say, you know. Be cautious instead of eager to know someone’s secrets as they can be damaging to your own life as well as that of others. Politely say, if this is a private or personal issue someone is having, I’d rather not know. Bow out graciously from taking in gossip or knowing someone’s secrets.