would you believe in rumors?

Philippines
November 22, 2009 3:21am CST
a lot of broken relationships are based in rumors.something that has been heard about someone and accepted it as true.why do you think people easily believe in rumors?are people naturally distrustful and cynical?would you believe in one,given the fact that it is likely true?why did you do so?
7 responses
• India
25 Nov 09
see rumors can break a relationship only when the partners don't believe each other. that's why they believe in those rumors........ If u believe in ur partner then why should u listn in rumors?????? Believe in what u know and what u see and not what u heard........ However its easier to say but difficult to follow....... But hey after all..... All relations are based on trust...............
• Philippines
25 Nov 09
yeah...and it makes you a lower person if you do so..thank you for the response!!
• Malaysia
25 Nov 09
Basically I don't believe in rumors because I myself have been hurt countless times in my life. I know how it feels being the one targeted for the rumour, especially when you can't defend yourself even if you wanted to, because nobody believes you, and then you are left alone crying bitterly and hoping that someone would come over and support you, then you suddenly realized nobody were on your side. When it happened again and again in your life, it begins to feel like your head being hit by a hammer again and again. At first you can be calm and forgive the person who knocked you. Then she did it again. Again you forgive her. Then she did it again. Again and again. What would you do then? Now I really choose my friends, and I am willing to live alone rather than having a friend whom I am suspicious of all the time. Experience taught me a lot of bitterness and forgiveness is still available from me, but with a price. I can no longer give forgiveness just like that because of the "hammer on my head" thing. Yeah, I believe people are naturally distrustful and cynical, but there are some noble people out there whom are rare to find and if I find one, I will make an effort to be his or her friend.
• Philippines
25 Nov 09
i'm sorry about hearing your story,but don't give up trusting people.maybe your friend is just a little too jealous of you,may be a little insecure i say.so let's try looking at it in a positive way,you're a lot better that that person.just thank God for the fact that you're not the one starting rumors,right?:D
• United States
24 Nov 09
That is definitely true. I wouldn't believe in a rumor unless I was told by the person themself. Relationships are all about trust. If you automatically accept a rumor to be true, then obviously you cant trust the person. I think people accept rumors because deep down, without them knowing it themselves, people really just want to have an excuse, a reason to leave the one the rumor was pointed toward.
• Philippines
24 Nov 09
yeah i see your point...and also sometimes,they are just plain paranoid...;p
@weasel81 (2502)
• Australia
22 Nov 09
some rumours can be a good laugh, while others are very hurtful. i think some people are just jealous of others, and that's where it all starts.
• Philippines
23 Nov 09
good point!!!good point taken!!"D
• United States
22 Nov 09
I am used to being hurt, so I might consider believing the rumor. It is ashame I feel that way, but I can't help it. I have lost a lot of faith in people.
• Philippines
23 Nov 09
whoah..that's a bad news..anyway.keep believing!who knows maybe there are still a lot of honest people around you,you just have to give them a chance and trust!:D
@bulastika (5967)
• Philippines
9 Dec 09
I think because you have already a sense about that..and when rumors come out you feel its already an evidence that you need to make it true.. .... But if prior to that you don't that sense and suddenly somebody say something and you believe right away then I think your crazy just to end up a relationship just because of a rumor.. But if you have a hunch before that and then you hear that rumor theirs a probably then that its true..
@djoyce71 (2512)
• Philippines
22 Nov 09
Rumors could affect friendship or any relationship specially if one person does not have enough trust with the other. I have experienced being rumored and it really ruined my relationship with a person. The bad thing was, I never defended and explained myself from the rumors. It was a fault to have not done that because I lost a special friend who completely lost trust in me.