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Gossip is lost integrity

Posted on April 2, 2012 at 9:25 PM

It can be disappointing when you find yourself the victim of gossip... Or how about unknowingly participating in gossip? I have recently come to the conclusion that any type of information passed on without confirming it's validity can be considered gossip. Something that I find missing in people lately is that nudge within themselves to push them forward in finding the truth. Where is the curiosity from within that provokes a person to find the truth for themselves? Has this curiosity been lost?

Definition of Gossip (from Wikipedia):Casual or Unconstrained conversation or reports about other people, typically involving details that are not confirmed as being true.

Spending time discussing other people that have no relevance to your life could be taking away from your integrity. Why focus on others without confirmation of the truth when you could be focusing on your truth. Is it that you do not want to look within?

I encourage you to start making a choice to focus on yourself. Focus on your integrity; who you are. Each time you participate in gossip you are removing a piece of who you are or who you can be. Gossip is not contributing to your better self - it does not support your growth and development.

Next time you are faced with a conversation of gossip - a conversation that has no confirmation of truth - try exercising your integrity by stopping the gossip by changing the conversation.

  • Try directing the conversation onto yourself or one of the individuals you are speaking to, rather than discussing another person who is not present to confirm the truth
  • Tell the "gossiper" that you do not wish to hear about it
  • Try simply walking away from a group of gossip

Focus on conversations that are helpful, valuable and productive in contributing to your life (or that of others) in the most positive way possible.

You may be the one to set the standard for others who may not realize how severe their gossip habbits have become. Make a positive difference by being different and and focusing on your truth.

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