Thursday, October 7, 2010

Gossip is not Glamorous

Gossip is something I've never enjoyed because I associate it so much with irony and bigotry.  Strong words, eh?  I don't like being around people who have nothing better to do than talk about other people, often in negative ways.  I just don't get how people feel that gossiping about others and finding malicious amusement in it help strengthen bonds of friendship.  I don't get how people love pointing out how this other person acted out of the ordinary and how they start treating the said person with less respect just because the person was different.  I don't get how people take out their "rulers" and judge people based on their often imperfect scales.  I don't get how some people use gossip to confront another, just because they were too uncomfortable to talk to the person directly.  I don't get how people try to make themselves feel better by comparing themselves with others; such action reeks of insecurity, in my humble opinion.

Gossiping to buttress one's ego is never glamorous, no matter how chic the clothing/shoes/bags/hair/makeup of the person doing the deed.  It becomes more irritating when people condemn other people based on traits that they possess themselves.  There are more things, tangible or not, that would make anyone feel better or be more productive than gossip.  If anyone would have nothing constructive to say, I don't think it's right to just blather about for the sake of having something to say.  I wish people would be reminded of such, each and every single day.

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