In describing how we can "build influence in a world of competing ideas," Butman suggests that we look for "iconic moments," even from childhood, where an insight grabbed hold of you and persists in your thoughts.
Placing a secret on a post card and having it go anonymously online differs markedly from the carefully crafted telling of a secret in a context of meaningful relationships. The former may be a rehearsal for the latter, but it never replaces it.
I started PostSecret six years ago in Washington DC by passing out postcards to strangers and inviting them to illustrate a secret and mail it to me. Here are some exclusive secrets, only for Huffington Post readers.