When someone brings in the question of intimacy, we deliberately tend to ensure that we are actually being informed in full, without fail. Details, which may get lost, bear the real devil. The significant question is whether to be intimate is to reveal and seek secrets which are naturally or culturally confined.
Once, in an interview, philosopher Michel Foucault was asked why he doesn’t want to talk about his personal life. The question came as a result of the philosopher being heavily criticised for his experimental use of drugs. “The finality of drugs is that of questioning the place of knowledge in the world,” he had stated. While the interview went on, Foucault said: “You are asking me why I do not want to talk about my private life, however, I’ve been talking about my private life for two hours.”
To bring out one of the latest issues which had ridiculed the policy of keeping secrets, one must talk about Sarahah. Sarahah is an app through which one can remain anonymous and speak about a particular person as blatantly as possible. Questions were raised about the hackability of the app, however, we astoundingly ignored the issue of keeping a secret and not revealing it. When you have the right to speak freely without the fear of repercussions, you also have the right to keep it to yourself, which Sarahah is wholly violating.
With our heads embedded within the heart of the medium, The Leaky Pot delivers secrets, both palatable and not.