(08) Gossip

My name is GOSSIP, I have no respect for justice, I maim without killing, I break hearts and ruin lives.

Back of much gossip is JEALOUSY!

I am cunning and malicious and gather strength with age. The more I am quoted the more I am believed. I flourish at every level of society, my VICTIMS are helpless. They cannot protect themselves against me because I have no name and no face. To track me down is impossible. The harder you try, the more elusive I become. I am nobody’s friend.

Once I tarnish a reputation, it is never the same. I topple governments and wreck marriages. I ruin careers and cause sleepless nights, heartache and indigestion. I spawn suspicion and generate grief, I make innocent people cry in their pillows. Even my name hisses! I am called GOSSIP, office GOSSIP, shop GOSSIP, party GOSSIP, telephone GOSSIP, email GOSSIP, church GOSSIP… I make headlines and headaches.

BEFORE you repeat a story, ask yourself, is it true? Is it fair? Is it necessary? If not…bolt the doors of your mouth!

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