gossiping is very bad and harmful to the mind. I unfortunately am a “slave” to it. As i am studying Buddhism it is said to not engage in idol gossip. And i understand why but i cannot help it plus i love reading the gossip mags… ahh its a problem. 5 years ago
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i always end up regretting it, it can be so cruel sometimes things seem to slip out! 5 years ago
I’m in college. I live in a house with 4 other girls. You do the math. It’s inevitable.
Seriously though, how do you cut back when it seems that gossip is always the main topic of conversation? 5 years ago
This is a hard one for me. I work with one person who just know how to push my buttons. And of course I end up talking about her. And I hate myself everytime I do it. I know that I would not want people talking negative about me. 5 years ago
But WITH REASON!! It’s hard not to gossip when your pathological liar roommate who disappears for weeks at a time and doesn’t return phone calls, decides to show up one night. She owes $100 in bills, hasn’t found a subleaser since she’s apparently moving out this weekend, and basically got all tangled up in her lies. I really have been trying not to gossip about people, but this girl deserved it this week. 5 years ago
I hate hearing shit people say about me, and I hate talking about other people & making them feel the same way…what goes around comes around. Time to cut back & maybe up the good karma.
Plus…who likes getting caught? 5 years ago
I was at my friend’s birthday party… and it was just one of those nights where you talk about everything and everybody. I couldn’t resist not jumping in the conversation. Well, it wasn’t all bad, so not all hope is lost yet. I’ll just have to keep trying. 5 years ago
but i probably have been doing this a lot recently b/c i am not happy with myself – which is usually the case with gossipers.
discussing people is fine, but nothing mean elsey, ok?
i think i may have a distraction for this (at work) named playing stupid practical jokes on people. That makes me laugh. And I think the people are amused to. zap. 6 years ago
...sometimes I think it’s just human nature to gossip, even aside from media speculations about who’s in what relationship with what movie/music star, what will be the next political move by such and such powerplayer, etc. Get people who are insecure and jealous and you will have gossip.
However, I found myself supressing passing along juicy tidbits I’d heard or were told in confidence. Some people even commented on my withdrawl from the water cooler talk and I said that gossip was a hurtful thing.
I was really happy one day when someone told me something (which I don’t even remember anymore) in confidence. I wasn’t entirely sure why she was telling me this and even felt a little uncomfortable with having this knowledge (since it wasn’t something that directly affected me) and she said “I’m telling you because I know you don’t gossip.” 6 years ago