Dislike Is An Understatement

I hate gossip. I feel like it is a waste of time backbiting people. I have always followed a certain rule of thumb regarding information about other people. If I feel like the subject person will not want that information going around, I keep it like it was my own blemish. If the information would only look him really good in front of people, then I praise him every chance I get.

I don't know why people likes to put down other people. Moreso when the person they're backbiting didn't do anything wrong to them. As a matter of fact, every time a person backbites, what I am hearing is not what they're saying but how a really bad person he is. And when I personally witnessed a person backbiting, he is automatically blacklisted in my mind.

Typically, I'd share personal details out of courtesy. But when blacklisted, I say nada. He won't even get my flight details. That's how clammed up I tend to be. Of course, they'll feel insulted, esp. when they ask a personal question directly but with a gossip, he is to me, the whole community all in one. And God knows how I highly value my privacy.

In any case, I don't want anything toxic in my life. As I keep thinking when I hear some people gossiping, "Leave them alone!"
mareliberum mareliberum
Dec 14, 2012