The Crowd

First of all: it would be very naive of someone to think that he never is the subject of talking behind the back.  Very often there's nothing wrong with that.  When people chat, soon enough the weather ceases to be an interesting subject.  Gossip is a very basic human activity and maybe it even has some social function.

 

That being said, the situation changes altogether when one can almost hear the rumors and especially when the crowd turns against one of its members.  Occasionally this happened to me and sometimes, as a result, I felt very isolated.  Fortunately there was always someone to choose my side.  I'm so grateful for that because a crowd can ruin your life.  When it's unchained it's very destructive and doesn't respect any limits or morality.

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1 Response Mar 1, 2010

aww...this struck me.