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- We all acknowledge that it’s not okay to tell lies about others, but when it comes to telling unflattering truths (gossipping) we tend not to have a problem with it at all.
- All of us would be negatively impacted if certain embarrassing things about us became public knowledge, yet we often have no problem gossipping about others.
- What tends to be most interesting or memorable about people is what is not so nice about them. We tend to remember the bad.
- If someone couldn’t go a day without drinking, we’d call them an alcoholic. And if you can’t go a day without bad-mouthing others, you’re probably a gossip-aholic.
- Gaining control of your tongue will be hard, but it will bring comfort, admiration, and trust from the people in your life.
- Before you share something negative or gossipy, ask yourself these questions: (1) does the person you’re gossipping to need to know this information? (2) Is what I’m saying fair? (3) Why am I saying it?
Even good people don’t like to read novels about good people. -Isaac Bashevis Singer