Those of great minds discuss ideas, people of mediocre minds discuss events, and those of small minds discuss other people! Most of us have never made much mental development!
Fault finding ministers to our pride. It takes some of the string out of our own failures if we can rub off the glitter of someone else’s crown. It is a sign of an inferiority complex when a person tells of the faults of another.
We assume a self righteous attitude which we feel gives us license to condemn sin. But all the time we enjoy talking about the sin, and in a back-handed way, we brag of ourselves because we have not done exactly what the person we are telling about has done.
The mere question asked about someone, raises suspicion in a person’s mind.