Just the other day, I found myself singing Bananarama’s I Heard A Rumour, after receiving news about a leader I respect and admire.
It turns out that no one is spared from the lashing tongues of gossips. I’m not saying that it’s not true, although I am still in disbelief, but what he does (no matter how wrong it is) is not my business, even if we were friends.
To be honest, I don’t really care. After spending 30 minutes expressing my surprise, I moved on with my life and started checking the Erin Condren website for my 2016 life planner. (Teehee!)
Gossiping will be part of our lives, but we can refuse to take part in it. It’s not going to be easy, but it is one positive change that we can all start making.
I’m not saying that I never participated in gossip. As what Amy Farrah Fowler said in one of The Big Bang Theory episodes, “Evolutionary biologist Robin Dunbar has identified gossip as an aid to social bonding in large groups.” Gossiping has become a form of entertainment amoung people with common interests or intentions.
But is it really the only form of socialization that could draw us all together?