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The Power of Anonymity

We all have a tendency to want to be “somebody.” It’s part of our human nature to want to be valued, and this is normal.

The thought crossed my mind that, ironically, there’s more power in being a “nobody.” A sense of anonymity gives you the freedom to do more things, especially when no one thinks you’re capable of doing something, because no one really knows you that well, compared to someone who is very visible and under scrutiny all the time. You can get away with many more things when no one knows you exist, when no one is looking for you because no one is suspecting you.

However let’s also not forget that ultimately there’s no such thing as freedom without consequences. Sooner or later we will need to give an accounting of what we did or failed to do in our life, if not in this world then in the next. The consequences of our action or inaction will come back to us eventually.

Strive to choose to do good always, whether anonymously or otherwise, so that what you reap later is something also good.

 

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