Definition of GOSSIP
a person who habitually reveals personal or sensational facts about others
a : rumor or report of an intimate nature
b : a chatty talk
c : the subject matter of gossip
Gossip is idle talk or rumor about the personal or private affairs of others.
It is one of the oldest and most common means of sharing facts, views and slander.
I choose the later slander for its trickled down….not spoken directly from source .
“What we speak about becomes the house we lie in “Hafiz
“We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It’s one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it’s another to think that yours is the only path.”Paulo Coelho
“Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you.”Spanish Proverb
Why do folk gossip ? My take make your life cushy , masquerade at someone else expense
Deliberate dumbing down of humanity !
Distraction from what’s really going on… to take our attention off reality .
Boredom , idle banter -chatter.Pollution of priceless silence .Listen to nature, and precious childrens laughter,read a book ,ease your mind with music .
Peer beyond aesthics ,personal opinion , and belief .Dare to think for yourself and not on public opinion whatever that is .Live and let live .
Honestly I have gossped but, it insults my soul and pangs my heart .An unsettling … call it conscience soul speak, whatever it is it is a voice of reason .I am grateful it exsists and tells me its wrong.
When somone hurts I hurt too for I know full well pain of embarassment -angst -misery -loss bettlittlement -hatred finger-pointing feeling like an outcast for daring to be me.I am suspectible to all life’s beauty and agony just like every living breathing purposeful human being.
I am aware folk are going to talk regardles …
“Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.”Marie Curie
Folk tend to gossip about everything and everyone not realizing our words are potent reflections and many times come to fruition.What goes around comes around it is inhumane to relish in someones sufferage.
Is not our sole purpose of life to love ?
Easy targets are well known successful folk .
“He who does not wish his neighbour good, is never successful.” Twi Proverb
Sometimes I wonder what if ….Michael Jackson , Amy Winehouse ,Kurt Cobain and Whitney Houston were still alive would it be because they were treated with respect ,tolerance,forgiveness, understanding,compassion, and empathy.Most imporatantly unconditional Love.
Rather than living in a fish bowl with gawking judmental eyes picking apart and at their every move (Just a few examples the beat goes on n on….) So many taunted used and abused souls.Ghoulish succubusses siphoning all their postive energy.
Interestingly enough same folk that gossiped , stalked , judged, put all their indescretions on parade claimed how loved these beautiful human beings were …after their untimely demises.
Guilty conscience or just bullshit artist seeking attention at any cost ?
“Everybody loves you when you’re six foot in the ground.”John Lennon
“Supermarket tabloids and celebrity gossip shows are not just innocently shallow entertainment, but a fundamental part of a much larger movement that involves apathy, greed and hierarchy.”Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Living as well are gossped about …Beyonce and Jay Z are a married couple with a baby first n foremost their chosen gifts- professions are entertainers .No one has the right to invade their privacy be all in their busines ie where they choose to vacation is sheer hating.
I’d go to Cuba in a hot minute. I am pretty sure folk worldwide have issues with our countrys’ USA system of justice,homelessness, crime , lacjk of humanity and equality ,our system of power congress, senate and so forth .
What if we the public were uplifting other than when these folk are onstage or performing and/or so-called placating “public opinion”.and refused to watch and support all those tv shows, rags- periodicals ie newsparers-magazines putting all their personal business out publically.
Everyone deserves to be treated with respect regardless of their chosen career and how they conduct their life and personal affairs .
Suppose a camera weilding person followed you daily invading your personal space showing up at your home , workplace, oogling your beloved ones ie spouce -friends family and children .Snapping pics, taunting ,harrassing etc….judging your appearance , weight, clothing, hairstyle etc….then broadcasting it everwhere!
“I can’t stand the gossip of celebrities’ lives, all the time! Every minute!”William Shatner
Is it just me ?Where is the freedom to just be ? Human mind is fragile especially when pressure of being perfect is expected . Perfection is impossible .We give and do our best everyone has assets as well as demons .
Why are folk in the public eye put on a pedestal when it is not tangible ?
Are these ghouls provoking and preying on the vulerable? I think so !
We all strive to do our very best and bring our A game but it is not always possible due to many cicumstances beyond our control.Human mind is fragile needs tender loving care .
…and if it could possibly get any worse how we treat our neighbors in our community , social sites , schools , workplace ,within our own families .
“Alot of the problems in the world would disappear if we talk to each other instead of about each other ” unknown
Are we not all ONE ?
Practice what you preach walk the walk you talk .We all go through life’s constinent change .Life is difficult but so beautiful absent the presence of judgment and living beneath a telescope of consistent judgment and ridicule .
We are all human beings. I personaly attempt to treat everyone with kindness, acceptance, tolerance , understanding and respect regardless of who they are !
None of us are exempt from torment .But we can make a choice to be kind , understanding ,tolerant ,compassionate ,empathic and most of Loving toward one another .
Gossiping…does it somehow destroy the feeling of superiority honestly its inferiority maybe we need to work on self worth and Love absence of pride and ego .
Think about it if we walked away from gossip and refused to purchase and or be apart of it. It probably would still exist but in our hearts we would have known even if we are alone we made an educated decision not to be apart of negativity .
Gossip equates to verbal assault ,bellitlement ,and judgment.In my humble opinion .
We are all gifted with assets and ideosynchacies and fight our personal demons daily which makes us individual beings and interesting.Everyone is purposeful!
“It is just as cowardly to judge an absent person as it is wicked to strike a defenseless one. Only the ignorant and narrow-minded gossip, for they speak of persons instead of things.”Lawrence G. Lovasik
“The real dirt is not outside, but inside, in our hearts. We can wash all stains with water. The only one we can’t remove is the grudge and the bad intentions sticking to our hearts.”Shams Tabrizi
I am not writing this blog to admonish …but rather for folk to think before they speak .
To be aware of the effects /affects of their actions via words .We need one another more than ever …can we not respect and uplift each other .
Speak only the good you know of other people, tell folk who you love you love them while they are here to experience the power of love , be mindful and lead by example .We must rise above pettiness and envy for the greater good of humanity .