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02 February 2014

Office Gossip, Shop Gossip, Telephone Gossip!

Gossip, Gossip, Gossip, everywhere...
I'm quite sure you have been a subject of gossip... I have, even celebrities. You know how hurtful it is, right?


Gossip has no respect for justice, it breaks hearts and ruins lives. It is cunning, malicious and gathers strength with age.
The more it is quoted, the more it is believed. It flourishes at every level of society.
Its victims are helpless, they cannot protect themselves against it because it has no face. To track it down is impossible.
The harder you try, the more elusive it becomes.

It is nobody's friend, once it tarnishes a reputation, it is never the same. It topples governments and wrecks marriages...even relationships.
It ruins careers and causes sleepless nights, heartaches and indigestion. It spawns suspicion and generates grief.
It makes innocent people cry in their pillows, .even its name hisses....it is called GOSSIP!

Office gossip, Shop gossip, Party gossip, Telephone gossip, it makes headlines and headaches.

REMEMBER, before you repeat a story, ask yourself: Is it true? Is it fair? Is it necessary?? If not, do not repeat it. Read Ray Ortlund's view on gossip.

And I ask: What would life has been like without gossip? A train without a rail? Please leave your comments below.
I wish us all fruitful, rewarding, and gossip-free week ahead!

Off to church!

10 comments:

  1. Interesting topic...gossip really hurts. We all engage in gossip consciously and unconsciously, it is generally perceived as a normal way of life.

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    1. But when it is targeted at ridiculing and spoiling someone's reputation; it's really really bad.

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  2. Only envy and low self esteem can make u gossip others... I have loads of them paradin around Me as my friends.

    They envy and gossip every thing I do, and they won't just let go off me. You should leave me alone oooh! Its not by compulsion to be friends with you.

    Gossips should get a life...

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    1. lol @ it's not by compulsion to be friends with u...
      They are probably hanging around just to keep up with ur activities. You just have to thread with caution.

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  3. hMM..i LIKE THIS ONE TOO KATE.
    PEOPLE NEVER REALLY STOP TO THINK OF THE IMPLICATIONS THEIR TONGUES MAY HAVE BEFORE THEY SPEAK!
    METHINKS WE SHD ALL LEARN TO STOP BEFORE WE SAY SOMETHING..MODERATION IS THE KEY TO THIS TONGUE..AND LIFE:)

    ps..love the way you write..easy to read+I must say, albeit selfishly, always resonates with me:)

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    1. Awww! How sweet can u be? (let me accept the compliments first) Thanks for noticing my style of writing.

      Now to the topic...
      I really wish this tip 'moderation' could be applied. Just like someone commented on my fb post on this same topic that gossip is a tiny weapon of mass destruction, and I totally agree with him on that.

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  4. Great post! People would achieve more if there was no gossip. As Great minds discuss ideas and little minds discuss people. People would be more productive without it.

    http://imperfectlyperfect92.wordpress.com

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    1. You are so on point dear... Thanks for stopping by

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  5. Great one again, Gossip, very wrong way to discuss. Its a question of self respect to me. I usually say, I'm top big to gossip or be the one to talk ill about another. Its not the Jesus handled any matter even with his disciples and I'm born again, so I'm too valuable for that. Some people do it to feel better, for that Inferiority complex that they have to be justified.
    We should live our lives daily as the Kings dat God has called us. Do Kings Gossip? NO NO NO
    Yes, your writing skills have been noticed and as I have read through I see you are a straight to the point and precise writer. Its nice Catherine...God will guide you more and grant you insight. Weldone

    www.phroonesis.wordpress.com

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  6. Thanks dear and Amen to your prayers... I feel so special reading your comments.

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