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Don't Empower Gossip Mongers

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Article written by Mary "Motivator" Rau-Foster

Today's motivator is about an activity that occurs both at home and at work. Every family and every office has a person who seems to make "passing along" information his or her life passion and duty.

We give the gossip monger power and encouragement when we listen to him or her. We should also remember that the person who brings us gossip usually also receives some "new" gossip from us before they leave.

We can offer up many reasons why we "pass along" information about others. We may even feel justified in doing so. However, the bottom line is that gossiping is a hurtful activity. Here are some great quotes about gossip.

emoticon One gossip to another: "I won't bore you with details. In fact, I've already told you more than I heard myself."

emoticonEnvy is usually the mother of gossip.

emoticonThe most useless thing in the world is gossip that isn't worth repeating.

emoticonA casual acquaintance is a person you know well enough to talk about but not talk to.

emoticonGossip is the art of saying nothing in a way that leaves nothing unsaid.

emoticonMost people don't approve of gossip. Enjoying it is enough.

emoticonIt is always difficult to sling mud with clean hands.

emoticonGossip always seems to travel fastest over a grapevine that is sour.

emoticonNothing is more annoying than to have someone fail to tell you a piece of gossip that you didn't want to hear.

emoticonGossip research is conducted in a blabatory.

emoticonIt isn't difficult to make a mountain out of a molehill with a little dirt.

emoticonEveryone likes to hear the truth-especially about someone else.

emoticonGossip is something that goes in one ear and in another.

emoticonPeople who gossip are the spies of life.

emoticonThe paradox about gossips is that they always talk about things that left them speechless.

emoticonWhat gossips hear is never as exciting as what they overhear.

emoticonA gossip's greatest fear is having no friends to speak of.

emoticonGossips are people who never give secrets away; they trade them.

emoticonTalk about others, and you're a gossip; talk about yourself, and you're a bore.

emoticonA gossip is someone with a good sense of rumor, and who can't resist wordy causes.

Affirmation for the Week:
Before I repeat a story about others, I will ask myself, "Is it true? Is it harmless? Is it necessary?" If the answer is "no" to any of these questions, I won't repeat it.

Have a "gossip-free" week!

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