Privacy is great but it can be used to hide a myriad of sins. Ever notice how most bad things are done in the “privacy of your own home?” Leads to sneakiness or game playing for some. Who trusts “private meetings?” You always get a bad feeling when you see a sign on a door “Private” which is usually followed by “keep out.” So someone wants to keep something from you. The question is, why? Must be ashamed of it, or maybe they just want to keep a good thing to themselves.
Abuse requires lots of privacy. If you harm others in any way, you usually don’t want an audience because you might be stopped and others will finally find out that you really suck when you’ve worked so hard to develop that charming personality that has fooled everyone for so long. I won’t try to pretend that abuse does not happen way more than people think, especially when most of you have experienced it in one form or another from parents to spouses to unfair bosses with ego problems.
Privacy is unique because it is very much needed and yet it can be very problematic depending on the circumstance.