Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Shhh

I know that I'm guilty of this as well ... therefore, as a new years resolution in May, I'm going to try to stop.

Stop what? Stop the Gossip!

I think that as a twenty-three, nearly twenty-four year old, I think that it's time to move on from the petty gossip.

It's starting to be a big turn off when I get together with a group of people and all that they (we) can do is talk about other people.

It's not even worth it. It's not very Christian like, and so I've decided to try not to do it anymore.

It's going to be hard, it's going to be really hard in fact, but hopefully it can be something that I can mature with and grow out of.

What about everyone else? Want to jump on the bandwagon with me?

3 comments:

Clare said...

I really don't like listening to gossip. I know that I do it from time to time, but I really try not to. When someone talks to me about someone else, I usually stop the gossip by not agreeing with it. Even if I don't know the person that they're talking about, I will give them the benefit of the doubt and say stuff like, "Oh, she can't be that bad," or, "Maybe that's not what she meant." Usually the gossiper will realize that I'm not going to dive into this person-bashing conversation with them, and they won't continue talking to me about it. It works better than just smiling and nodding too, when someone is talking about something that you don't want to hear. Smiling-and-nodding gives the gossiper the go-ahead! So, yeah. Just disagree with whatever the person is talking about and point out something nice about the person they're gossiping about. It seems to work for me.

Aggie said...

Good for you. It's a good habit to break. If you are ever tempted just remind yourself if I gossip about them, they'll gossip about me. It's a natural temptation killer.

Rog said...

Rachel - remember this...gossip kills life and encouragement births life.

Great stuff on the blog, especially the pics!