This evil thing called gossip…

It is something we have all done at one time or another. If you have ever said anything about someone to anyone, you have gossiped. If more people would keep their noses on their own face, they would not have time to stick it in other peoples business. There are TV shows that do nothing but gossip. Are we genuinely interested in what the celebrities are doing this weekend, who they were out with or what they were wearing? I will admit I saw a clip yesterday that George Clooney was single again. YAY! Oh well, a girl can dream can’t she?

Family will talk about family and it does nothing but cause strife. I thought we were family. Aren’t we supposed to be looking out for one another? I use to have a friend that would be nice as long as you were around, but just as soon as you left, the mouth would start flying about things that were going on in your life. I no longer have room in my life for people like that, and I have learned that I am also a victim of her tyrants. Are people that pathetic that that’s the only way for them to get some sort of self satisfaction?

Some people call gossiping “sharing information”. It’s just gossip, nothing else. Have you ever told something to a friend and by the time it got back to you, it was now a high mountain with a deep valley? It is quite amusing if you know the true story. Why do we add or take away information that was part of the original story? Is the original version not good enough as is to share? Why do we try make it sound better or worse?

I know a few people who are miserable, and it seems they are the ones who gossip the most. Are they miserable because they gossip or gossip because they are miserable? I would say a combination of both. I also know of people that will not say a single thing about anyone, good or bad, nothing. To me, these people seem to be the happiest. Your business is your business to them, and it stops there.

Recently someone shared some information about a friend’s health, and I in turn, shared the information with another friend who informed me of something different. I don’t know how much of it is true, and I should have called to check up on her and get the truth first. Another case of the truth changing with each passing mouth.

Gossip is an evil thing; it turns friends against friends, and family members against family members. I believe we would all be better off if we paid attention to our own lives and stopped being busy bodies in other people’s affairs.


This is my journey…


1 Response

  1. UncaT

    …”each passing mouth”…what a wonderfully, descriptive figure of speech.

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