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Gossip


What is “gossip”, anyway?

The Webster’s Dictionary says:

Main Entry: 1gos·sip Pronunciation: \ˈgä-səp\ Function: noun. Etymology: Middle English gossib, from Old English godsibb, from god god + sibb kinsman, from sibb related — more at sib. 1 a dialect British : godparent b : companioncrony c : a person who habitually reveals personal or sensational facts about others.

2 a : rumor or report of an intimate nature b : a chatty talk c : the subject matter of gossip.

Let’s get to the root of it. Gossip. Everyone can be the victim of gossip and nobody is immune to it — from either side.

In my lifetime, I have been devastated by untruthful stories meant to hurt me. I never knew why someone would want to hurt another person in such a ruthless manner. I figured out, though, as  I grew older and wiser that those who gossip generally do so out of jealousy, envy, or hatred.  Some use gossip as a form of revenge, and others use gossip to make friends.

Whatever the reason or motive, gossip is a dangerous form of communication. Like a lie, gossip often becomes uglier as the story is retold over and over again in different circles of gossips. Rarely is the end result anything near truthful. In the end, gossip hurts everyone — those who fall victim to gossip, as well as those who perpetrate it.

So, you might guess that I have some stuff to say about gossip. I bet you do, too. I’ll tell you my stories. I hope you tell me yours. Let’s compare notes and try to derive some healing from our exchanges.

Because this topic is bound to get heated, I’d like to remind you of my comment policy. I ask that you refrain from using the following words: f*ck, God*amn, b*tch, wh*re, sl*t, and pr*ck. I’ve instructed my browser to block any comments containing these words, just to keep the reading comfortable for everyone. Thanks for your respect and cooperation.

Note: In case you didn’t guess, this page is not a Gossip Page. It is not intended to be used as a forum in which to gossip about others — that is, to use a falsehood to put someone in a false light or to bring public those stories which are best left private. If you want to share your story, please do so with dignity and respect for others.

Now, let it rip! Watch for my upcoming true stories, but for now, why not share your gossip story today!

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