Have we always had these secrets? Are more people living on the edge of what is okay and what hurts us? 10% of the secrets are humorous, but most are scary and sad.
Have you seen Post Secret? Are we feeding into teenage normal angst? Causing the trivial to become monstrous in their lives?
I worked for five years in high school and it amazes me how many kids were on anti-depressants. As Jon Tillman said in his blog, there is a big difference between wants and needs. What does this say about us if our teenagers are feel that they are pressured? That they are depressed, posting secrets on a web site and making connections through the internet on Myspace, Live Journal and Face book?