His percpetive comments–although geared to a Lebanese audience, is ever so true for all and a pleasure to reblog for this edition of “Thought 4 the week” for my Personal WordPress Blog–For alll in the United States, please have a safe & restful President’s Day W-End.

A Separate State of Mind | A Blog by Elie Fares

It happens every now and then, on various social media platforms, that websites wanting their users to engage in answering questions submitted anonymously become super popular.

As a Twitter user, I’ve been exposed to such websites for a long time now. A few years ago, it was ask.fm that had everyone up in arms. Over the past few months, another website called Curious Cat took the cake. Today, Facebook users across Lebanon and the Arab World are discovering a website called “Sarahah” – Arabic for honesty – that does the exact same thing: you set up a profile, advertise for it and whoever wants to ask you or tell you anything can do so anonymously.

The idea may sound tantalizing at first, but anonymity has a way to bring out the worst out of people and you don’t want to submit yourself to that willingly, just because it sounds cute or…

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