Patch #092: Resist Gossip

Patch #092Resist Gossip

by Joe Biel

Okay. We know it's fun and a little addictive. But it also hurts feelings, people's confidence, and reputations. It's more important than ever in the age of the internet—talk directly to people. If you're concerned about something, have a chat. Gossip is a brutal downward snake pit. 

 
 

Comments

H 9/2/2008

yup. I've learned a whole lot from gossipping with friends. Situations I thought I was alone in and was blaming myself for I realized others were going through. The trouble becomes it's addictive. I am a full supporter of gossip, now, but try to learn lessons from it, to complain then re-frame the complaint in a way that is a bit balanced and proposes some sort of solution. Can't deny the bullshit in the world.~H

Zig 10/30/2007

Of course, what is often called "gossip" has traditionally been a means for marginalized folks groups to communicate their subjugated knowledges to one another...

szr 5/17/2007

exactly what is says... resist gossip. dont talk shit, dont talk about stuff that has nothing to do with you, stay out of other peoples business, dont spread rumors, etc.

jerx 9/10/2006

it probably means stop listening to people from word of mouth and learn things on your own

ZOmba 8/20/2006

What do you mean?

p. makhno 4/17/2005

Ernest Hemingway, for whom the bell tolls, anyone?