There is no way to get away from gossip; people are interested in one another, and regardless of what you do, there is a good chance you are the topic of a gossip session somewhere. Even if all you do is avoid people and stay home, that fact alone can provide grist for the neighborhood gossip mill. Many problems come from gossiping. Gossip can hurt others and damage their reputations if it involves vicious rumors. Our TV news is basically gossip these days, and it is good to be aware of that. People who gossip might be a lot better off using the time improving themselves or at least looking at why they are so interested in someone else's life. Look beyond gossip and realize that things are not as bad as they seem, and people are not as horrible as the gossip mongers make them out to be.
The best way to avoid the pitfalls of gossip is to learn to process wisely the information that comes out of your mouth. And it does not hurt to remember that others you gossip with won't really trust you because there is always the chance that you will do it to them.
Just like what Plato said, "Be kind, for everyone you meet is facing a hard battle."
Have a blessed day!
matty Hui, C.HT., C.M.T., MSAOM, D.D.
Matty Hui (a.k.a Lingfei) holds her B.S. degree in Holistic Science and M.S. in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Furthermore, she is currently pursuing her Ph.D studies in Eastern and Western Medicine research.
K. Steinborn, C.Ht.
Karrie is a Pranic Healer, a Hypnotherapist, and an ordained minister. She also uses her own life experience to help guide the others through the process of growth and change regardless if it is using hypnosis or energy work.
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