Saying Too Much

by Patrick Appel

Elizabeth Nolan Brown defends over-sharing:

I’m a huge fan of over-sharing...About myself. About the people around me. I’m sometimes accused by friends of telling too many details about their lives to other mutual friends, or to random strangers. I somewhat understand, but it’s never malicious. I just don’t understand the point in hiding most things. (note: most). I think it’s almost, as a rule, better if people know things about one another than don’tif people blurt out how awkward they feel around one another, or how much they adore one another, how jealous they are, or in awe, or how they’re glad some thing has past, or they hope it will soon …