This one is short and sweet.
Gossip – Don’t Do It.
Our culture is awash in gossip. Always has been, always will be. That doesn’t mean you have to be a part of it.
Some of my biggest friendship fails have been because I foolishly took part in mean conversation – or, more to my shame, started it. The burning of conviction – that I had done wrong to someone, whether they ever heard about it or not – is one of the worst feelings in relationship. So avoid the burn – Speak kindly, and expect the same of your peers. Where there is unkindness, absent yourself quickly.
Thoughts to ponder:
Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you. ~Spanish Proverb
Gossip needn’t be false to be evil – there’s a lot of truth that shouldn’t be passed around. ~Frank A. Clark