Is there a difference in telling the truth and gossiping?

United States
March 20, 2007 9:25pm CST
Meaning: Is it possbile to gossip so much that you may have twisted the truth just a bit, unknowingly until it is brought to your attention? Is it possible to tell the truth about a situation but someone thinks your gossiping?
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• Canada
21 Mar 07
Personally, i think of gossip as unnecessary conversation about something that is really none of your business. Gossip to me, is office politics, highschool drama, or childish games. If it does not involve you, you really should not be talking about it. If it indirectly involes you, then you do have a right to talk about it. One of my pet peeves is someone who gossips. If it is my business and I tell someone about it, I would hope that it would remain in confidence, but I am also pretty critical and think that is probably why I don't trust or confide in anybody...(been burned one too many times)
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• United States
8 Apr 07
Truth and gossip are ones perception of how a situation taken place. Gossip is fun, but it is useless information. As far as truth goes, there are two sides to every story. So the truth to you, might not be the truth to me. Its like the roomful of boys tossing around a ball and the lamp gets broken. No one want to take claim to touching the ball last and blame just that boy, but in fact all the boys are wrong for playing ball inside.
• Philippines
7 Apr 07
Gossipping is something which we must not indulge ourselves in. If a single neighbor gets pregnant, let us simply say that she got pregnant then add nothing more. That is not gossip that is simply stating a fact. If a friend's business goes bankrupt, just simply say he has gone bankrupt and that is not gossip. The trouble with people is, they have the tendency to add so much more to the fact. This time the add ons are mostly lies. In other words, gossips are stories studded with lies to make them more appealing talking material. Gossips are lies attached to some facts.
@harwoodkp (285)
• United States
21 Mar 07
sometimes the only time we bring out truth is to belittle someone or laugh at them. this is the bottom line problem with gossip. And even if truth is not brought out in the purpose, letting out the truth is sometimes left hidden.
• Philippines
21 Mar 07
i think the truth will become gossip until no one proves the truth. Gossip is gossip until proven not gossip. the difference is when someone proven the truth about the truth...i really lose my mind. Im eating at the moment, im really sorry. But i don't like gossip, i hate it.
@decimus785 (1421)
• Aruba
21 Mar 07
When a person is gossiping he/she is probably telling the truth. The difference is that it may be truth,but the news that the person is spreading around may be a private information of someone. And spreading private information of others is called gossip. And people who gossips may put an extra twist in the story to make in more interesting.Their telling the truth but they added an extra line in the story.