Do you tend to believe Rumors?

@winterose (39918)
Canada
April 25, 2007 3:27pm CST
I know so many people who believe any rumor that comes along. I don't understand how people can do that. They like to gossip and do not realize how rumors hurt people In general people will believe negative things just because someone else said so. For example, "Did you know that Mary is sleeping around she was seen at the motel with Bill last night. Everyone or mostly everyone believes that yet nobody provided any proof. And at the same time if the feedback was good, not bad they don't believe it it. For example: Did you know that Mary has masters degree in childhood education? They answer, and she is working at macdonalds? I don't believe that, show me the proof? While both statements here was not backed up, why is it that people believe the negative with no proof but not the positive? I refuse to get caught up in rumors, I have seen too many innocent people being hurt by them including myself. Do you tend to believe rumors? If so, why, and if not do you tell the people who are spreading them that you don't?
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
26 Apr 07
I tend to not believe rumours as they always end up being wrong anyway! I don't like spreading gossip about other peoples business and if people did that to me I just ignore it - just shows how jealous they are of you! If people tell me stuff then I keep it to myself and just nod and say oh yeah how do you know? Working in Samoa was the worst at times. They are good at bringing you down if they don't have what you have. If your succeeding in your job, they think you slept your way through it and so forth. I left a job because I could not stand all the gossip that went around in the office - bad atmosphere, negativity, I had to get out before it got worse. Didn't need that in my life :)
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@chiyosan (30205)
• Philippines
26 Apr 07
i have more tendencies to discard it. i hate people to talk about me, so i'd rather not believe or indulge in rumors. if people tell me about it on one instance, i will listen but not share it forward.
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• India
26 Apr 07
I dont believe rumors. Rumors not only hurt people but it may make the people involved in rumors to go to the extent of ending their life. Some people with understanding the consequences of their speech spread rumours to spent their time. Everyone has to think about themselves before speaking of others. No one are perfect in everything. All have to try to pass on the good information rather than hurting others
• India
26 Apr 07
yes i certainly do
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@tafoya (272)
• United States
26 Apr 07
No i dont believe rumors.i dont like when people talk about people and they dont know the real story.I think that people should mind their own business.they should not gossip about things, i know they wouldnt want someone telling rumors about them.
@mdchennai (2129)
• India
26 Apr 07
This is what world is! When someone does something good, people wont lift us, but when someone does something bad, people will help them to do it more. Anyway i am the one who doesnt believe in anything unless and until i am not satisfied with the saying. I dont even like people talking bad about others without knowing the actual fact!
@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
26 Apr 07
Hi winterose. Nah I refuse to believe rumours, and it took me to get hurt out of it, to actually stop listening to gossips and get away from it. Gossip is no good at all.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
25 Apr 07
I don't like or believe in romours. I know alot of people who also believe every rumor they hear and they love to hear them so they can spread the word or gossip. Rumors do hurt alot of people. It hurts the person the rumor was told about and it also hurts the people who spread the word when the person confronts them about it. I have to have proff before I will believe something but I tell people straight up, I don't want to hear gossip. I have told so many people that I don't like gossip and rumors and I tell them I do not want to hear it, but 5 seconds later they come back to me and ask me if I want to hear the latest? That burns me up.
@msjigga (866)
• United States
26 Apr 07
I dont believe everything people tell me, however I tend to me cautious after hearing something about someone.
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• Indonesia
26 Apr 07
you should believe it even a litle cause life without it like earth without sun
• United States
26 Apr 07
I do not tend to believe rumors and I definitely do not repeat them if I do hear them. Working over nights I don't hear many. If I had believed the rumors I had heard about a woman I work with I could have saved her husband the trouble of coming back from Iraq to find out they were true. They had been married for 6 months when he was activated to go to Iraq for a year. While he was gone his wife started having an affair and I had heard the rumors. They started out about her sleeping with men and went on to her having relationships withother women. I didn't believ any of them and didn't repeat them to anyone. He came back from Iraq to find out that she really had been having an affair and now they are in the process of getting a divorce because she wants to be with the other guy.
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• United States
26 Apr 07
I told the people who told me the rumors that this was wrong and that they really needed to stop since they were ruining her reputation. Then I would hear them telling someone else or telling a different one a day later. I guess some people just don't care about right and wrong.
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@gloria777 (1678)
• India
28 May 07
Ofcourse I will not believe rumours, But I will find out the facts behind it because without fire, there will not be any smoke..
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• Philippines
7 May 07
some people just can't avoid seeing only the defects of a person, and they are more succeptible into believing false rumors especially if it is negative. people tend to ask for proofs if the purported rumor presents a person in good light. some people tend to do so because they don't want somebody to be more superior than them
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• Philippines
7 May 07
I don't like rumors either. I was once caught up in one. And it was so nasty. Even any amount of my own explanation stirred more rumors. And those people seems like an authority on knowing you or others. It's really pathetic, how they dwell on such low doings. What I do now, is not to associate myself with those kind of persons, that makes gossiping or spreading rumors a hobby. And now, it's funny because they fight and gossip about themselves. So pathetic really. And so many hours wasted, and they don't give a good contribution to the society. (^^,)
@raydene (9874)
• United States
27 Apr 07
I usually do not listen to rumors unless they concern my family or friends then I want to hear and set straight the rumor spreader...
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
26 Apr 07
No I do not believe in Rumors I prefer to get to know People myself and to find out myself what People are like Being an Ex Army Wife it happened a lot in the Army and I never listened to any of them I made my own mind up
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• United States
26 Apr 07
I am one of the people that usually believes every rumor I hear. But they way everyone is making it sound that makes me a bad person, when in fact I am just gullible at first. After I hear something I usually believe it, and then later on when I start to think about it, and try to figure out where the facts are coming from, is when I decipher whether or not it is a rumor. This doesn't make me a bad person, and maybe I am reading it wrong. I would think that the person that is starting a non fact based rumor is the bad person. I have a friend of mine that repeats anything he hears even if he knows he heard it wrong. He also love to make things up. He is awful at starting rumors, and does it like it is his job. I have learned the only half of what he says is true, and I only believe half of that. My friend in fact would be the bad person and not me for being gullible and believing some of what he said.
@dythaz (4)
• Indonesia
26 Apr 07
no, i think it's like scam for self.. any body who believe this can't enjoy life because no body in this world want to know what happened in out there
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@cNotable (894)
• United States
26 Apr 07
I think a lot of people start to believe rumors when they here them. When you hear something you tend ot believe that there is some truth behind what you are hearing. Often time, though, if you know the person the rumor is about, you will know it is not true.
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@abroji (3247)
• India
26 Apr 07
I went through a number of responses and found that nearly nobody is interested in listening or spreading roumours. I am also no exception. Not interested in roumers. Either listening or spreading.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
26 Apr 07
Hi winterose I dont believe in rumors at all. I think people who start them are usually just jeolous about someones life. I never believe them and dont know why people do believe them.