Gossip is all I here

@Sawsen (795)
United States
February 11, 2007 9:33pm CST
I was sitting with a few friends and a few cousins today, and the G-word began to happen. I'm sure you all know that the G-word is. GOSSIP! If not, here's the definition: gos┬Ěsip (gos'?p) Rumor or talk of a personal, sensational, or intimate nature. A person who habitually spreads intimate or private rumors or facts. Now here's my question: Do you enjoy gossiping about people? Or are you totally against it? As for myself, most of the times I try to kick the habit, but sometimes, "EXTREME GOSSIP MATIERIAL" just can't be left unsaid lol. Do you think gossip hurts people? or no?
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• United States
12 Feb 07
It think it can be very hurtful and dangerous if it is malicious. I know as I have been on the receiving end of the kind of damage it can cause. Although I do enjoy a little bit of harmless gossip with a few friends I can trust. I never cease to be amazed at the comparative strangers, neighbor and such who will stop me in the street to tell me some really nasty stuff about another neighbor. I tell them straight out I am not interested and they have the nerve to look like.. what have I done?
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@Sawsen (795)
• United States
12 Feb 07
Wow, how crazy. I know what you mean about it being harmful, especially since I've also been on the receiving end. I think if gossip is going to be spread, then it should be harmless gossip, rather than harmful gossip. But sad thing is, it's really hard to tell harmless gossip, or else it probably wouldn't be gossip you know.
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• United States
12 Feb 07
I try to not gossip, at all, because it is a bad habit, and really hurts you as much as others. There is nice, friendly gossip, that is acceptable. But, the mean cruel kind of gossip, is the kind that I avoid. Also, if I were to gossip about anyone, I would only be sharing information, about the actions, or personality of a person, like, "Can you believe she did that? What was she thinking?" I would never talk bad about a person, just to make myself look more appeaking, people think that it makes them look more appealing or popular, but it does the opposite.
@sunshinecup (7881)
12 Feb 07
Ok I only gossip with one person in my life and that is it. I hate gossip, however it's not beneath me, I am human. So I use this one outlet to get it out of my system. Yes gossip can and is most of the time harmful. We shouldn't do it.
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@mzbubblie (3840)
• United States
17 Feb 07
I don't gossip to hurt someone feelings... However, something simple as, Did you know such and such was sleeping with such and such or did you hear pam pregnant but not telling no one..I will listen... I will admit, I'm not a "gossip spreader" I'm just a good listener :) hahaha
@shywolf (4522)
• United States
12 Feb 07
I like to talk about people, but not in a negative way. I really don't enjoy spreading negative rumors or gossip. But it can be really fun to have a conversation about what is going on around you. Especially at a work place, it seems like there is probablylittle else to talk about that seems as interesting. But I don't like gossip in general, simply because so much of it is negative, and sensationalistic, as the word implies.