DEAR HARRIETTE: I went to a dinner party with a really cool group of people. Among the guests were several well-known actors. It was so interesting being at the event with them. I hadn't ever met celebrities before. They acted pretty regular, which was nice. While I had a great time, I wonder if I should keep it to myself. I don't want to seem like I'm bragging if I tell my friends. I did take pictures, but I decided not to post them on my social media accounts because we were at a private event. I really don't want to come off like a groupie. When is it OK to say who you were with at an event? -- Time for Discretion, San Francisco
DEAR TIME FOR DISCRETION: When you take pictures at private functions, you should ask if it's OK to post the images. Many people do not like such postings that show their homes and/or guests. Asking solves the mystery.
I believe in sharing information on a need-to-know basis. In terms of telling your friends or others about who you met, do so only if it's natural. Namedropping is unattractive, doesn't win you friends and makes for awkward conversation. Conversely, if you had an experience that would be inspiring and inclusive of others, that would be appropriate to share.
Otherwise, savor the moment when you are in it, and when you move on, be fully present in the next moment. This way you bring your full awareness to your experiences and put people at ease.