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Statute of Limitations

11 Jan

Did you know that in the state of Maryland there’s a 3 year statue of limitations on murder?  Medicare fraud and vehicular manslaughter are the same.  Seems that each state has its own laws on statutes of limitations.

But what about non criminal stuff?  Like secret keeping?  Once a friendship dissolves, are you still required to keep their secrets?  And if so, for how long?  

Life has a way of getting in the way of friendships sometimes, people grow apart, the things that we once had in common are no longer enough to keep friendships together.  That’s just the way it goes.  So why, after a friendship is dead and buried, do we feel the obligation to keep the other people’s secrets?  I’m not saying that it’s a good thing or a bad thing.  There are definitely things that people who I no longer speak with told me that I wouldn’t share. 

This occurred the to me the other day when I realized that I’ve kept secrets for years longer than a friendship ever lasted.  There are some people who I don’t speak with anymore and I’ve kept their secrets all this time.  I haven’t spoken to some of those people for 10-20 years.  So what’s the point of keeping them?