What could you say to a person who believes in gossips?

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Philippines
May 18, 2010 10:39pm CST
It is very annoying to hear gossips about other people who love to engage on it and it is even hard to trust gossipers. Some even delight in hearing and involves as gossip malingering. And it is even irritating if the gossip involves you. If ever encounter a friend or a person who always believe in gossips. Rumors do collide with each other some have truth and some have lies but most of the time they are hearsay. What would you say about them? Would you advice then not to believe everything they heard or just never mind. As long as you were not the one they are talking about. 5-18-10 22:36
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16 responses
@samafayla33 (1857)
• United States
19 May 10
gossip is silly, celebrities thrive on it to get to higher places. Regular people don't usually know that Granny picked up on fruit basket turn over. This is a game where a fact was told and then it's passed on to several people until it becomes twisted with lies. If you are around gossipers, just walk away, if you want trouble, it's a perfect way to get it. I am a former victim of being gossiped on, it hurts and it's usually lies. You can ignore into a certain point but then it becomes annoying
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• Philippines
19 May 10
hi samafayla, They are so hunger with publicity it may be good or bad still matter to them since it still counts as publicity so it makes them more famous whatever ded they are involve with. Some people really could digest, swallow or spit it whatever your types of person have different adjustment to it. And just like you may either ignore or tolerate them. As the more one keep angry with each issues, the more they would like to talk about you or other people. it just a matter of totally ignoring them or else have to put an end by clarifying some issues with the starter may resolve it. thanks.
• United States
19 May 10
i would just say i dont repeat things i dont know are true, maybe they would get the hint, or maybe say i dont believe what i dont see
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• Philippines
19 May 10
hi rebeccarogers, Some people really like to talk about what they heard. They even lie could not live without listening or talking about the hottest buzz in town including their room mates whatever gossip juices it just excites them. yeah, that good just to be safe their is no need to believe whatever one heard.
@med889 (5958)
19 May 10
People believing in gossips are very hard to take them out because they won't be able to stay far from it for even a few days, It irritates me and in the office it is the same, its horrible when others really believe in gossiping, I wish I could handle it or eradicate it completely but then I prefer to ignore it to feel better.
@mac_fish (723)
• China
19 May 10
Hi, well,I donnt trust my capability of identify whether the news or the things I heard are gossips or not, coz I'm afraid to make a big blunder to misunderstand something and somebody if I overestimate my ability in this field. The reaction if I heard something is just to keep them in mind and donnt scatter the news as a big mouth.
• Philippines
19 May 10
hi med, Gossips is everywhere and many thrives on it. While others may despise it just like you experience while others just tolerate it since the mouth is uncontrollable. Like macfish mention too is good to heard but just do not spread it, It is best to keep things on the mind never to repeat it may be unnecessary at all. thanks..
@flagella08 (5069)
• Philippines
19 May 10
“Gossip is vice enjoyed vicariously”. i got this form some of the quotes of a brilliant man who viewed gossip as evidently can damage human relationships. it is even served as the life's spices for everyone without noticing and realizing its end effects. i wouldn't spread the words if it's not for the betterment.
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• Philippines
19 May 10
i like what you said...it damages human relationships. i guess everybody know this it's just that they choose to ignore this fact. there are a lot of sensible individuals who won't resort to gossips. however, there is a huge huge percentage, women and men, of those who can't just shy away from gossiping. so, how do we orient the world? this is something not medicines can cure..
• Philippines
19 May 10
Yeah, some enjoy it just like me just listening on it but i do not like to tell it to everyone I met just barely listening but not do the talking. Hearing the latest news in town or simply just from a fellow mates could be intriguing like peeking on someone private lives without them knowing. So far the attitudes varies some enjoy while to others it is very annoying especially if the one being talk about is your self. I think anyone being the center of the talk would likely dislike it unless it is a mere appreciation not the critical one. thanks.
@divitiae (193)
19 May 10
I would tell them that I am basicaly carrying my useless boss who is theiving from the company to fund his coke habit then I would sit back and wait for that long deserved promotsion.
@divitiae (193)
19 May 10
Once you've got what you can just tell them somthing about space aliens and nobody will believe them again.
• United States
19 May 10
It depends about the gossips, If its true I think I have no problem with that.
• Philippines
20 May 10
hi riverstyx, Yeah, but still it is damaging when the person involves is a very private person it may still be damaging the reputation. thanks.
• Philippines
19 May 10
I know before, a friend who always like to hear gossip and to share gossip. People that kind don't have priorities in life because they choose to engaged and to care on someone else life rather for themselves. People like them likes to make fun of the untruth. I adviced that friend of mine to stop talking about other's life but being a gossiper had sting to her system and she can't avoid to share a rumor she knows. I do not share a secret with her just to be careful because I already know her attitude, she will just let it slide with other people at my back. And the truth, i do not trust person who believe in gossips.
• Philippines
20 May 10
hi grecychunny, yeah, they are more focus to hear the latest development in the lives of other people while they fail to focus on themselves and neglect their priorities. befriending them could be wary since they like to spread gossips and their are times they may also find fault in you just to let other people makes fun which is very unnerving. thanks
@Hatley (152091)
• Garden Grove, California
19 May 10
hi neelianoscet I would tell anyone who is gossiping in my earshot'that I do not like gossip,its demeaning and harmful so please do not do this in my presence. I refuse to add to the gossip too if its spreading around with the people I associate with. to anyone who believes in gossips I would say what proof do you have that that is true? Did you ask the person who they say did this if she did it? no, well forget it. gossip is lies, untruth and plain evil. If they are talking about me I will confront the main gossip and tell her that she is spreading lies, and if she wants to know the real truth ask me to my face. this usually shuts them right up.
• Philippines
20 May 10
hi hatley, It is better that way to be frank and honest to the one who spread the gossip. it also mean you are really against it and the person who engage in gossip need to realize their are more important things to do than to talk about other people business and it may benefit her to tell her frankly to focus on her lives rather than focusing on other people. thanks.
@Gany15k (1674)
• India
20 May 10
We can listen Gossips and just enjoy..But believing that 100% is very bad..Listening is not a problem but telling to everyone without knowing true or not is not good..I just get to know movie gossips and not about anyone's personal life..
@sid556 (31018)
• United States
20 May 10
I actually try to avoid people like this. Sometimes that's impossible. I definitly don't repeat their gossip.
@bahachin (50)
• Malaysia
19 May 10
Keep an open mind. Be a eavesdropper, not a reporter unless you are paid for your views and hearsay.
@phoenix8606 (4978)
19 May 10
don't care what people say about you and live your life the way yo like it, because we all live only once and you can't turn back time
@_Honey_ (781)
• Philippines
19 May 10
I'll tell them to use their brains, stop being gullible and put their heads out of other people's businesses. LOL.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
19 May 10
Generally, if a person believes and listens to gossips, they are just inviting trouble their way. Gossip never gets repeated truthfully and ends up hurting someone. Things are said that are misconstrued. Gossip hurts more than it helps.
• Philippines
19 May 10
Well, after all gossips are just gossips.You never know if its true or not. But it gives a hint on what might possibly been happening. Its fine to listen, but to believe immediately takes wise decision making.
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
19 May 10
Who doesn't like gossips, as long as it dun concern them?? lol =D I guess it's part of human nature, to join in to any kind of teasing, back stabbing for the joy of it, but never the intention to hurt anyone?? hehe I think we humans tend to believe in whatever we hear, and not just gossips.. UNless one is really very serious in life, or overly suspicious, only then they will be half believing, half suspecting on the truth of things.. hehe