Yes, all of us hate it when people who know nothing about us talk about us as if they do know us. After we have gotten over the feeling of being offended and having the strong urge to *bitch slap the gossip in the face, let’s take the high road and instead just give these people space. Walk away from them. In the process of hating, these people will eventually destroy themselves. And if we stick around, we might just get caught up in the mess when we shouldn’t have.
Everyone of us has become a victim of gossip and in one way intentionally or unintentionally feed on it. I don’t want to come off as a hypocrite as well but I guess we can all agree that we do not like gossip, but some of us enjoys to partake in it.
And the reality is that people are quick to believe the bad things they hear about people. Sometimes, we can’t blame them because of the past of the person involved. When do we listen to gossip? We just don’t. Verbal defamation, malicious stories, tacky opinions are things we should avoid engaging in. People who comes to you with all of these about other people will eventually be the one who will most likely spread the same thing about you. Being a good judge of character is tricky especially when it comes to gossip. Follow your heart and be the kind of person you would want people to be when they hear a gossip about you…and that’s someone who would not tolerate it and not easily believe it unless it comes directly from you.
If you are the center of the gossip, try very hard not to take things personally. One of the things to remember is that gossip is spread by wicked people to stir up trouble and break up relationships. If you know in your heart that things said about you is not true, shrug it off. At least now you know what these people or certain person was doing behind your back. And to those who were told of the gossip, value the relationship by asking the person involved if it was true or not.
When it comes to gossip, reserve your side of the story to the people that matter. To the rest, don’t waste your time to explain. In the end, people only hear what they wanted to hear.
*Thank you, AJ! 🙂