WAY TO WELLNESS #2
Gossip isolates people from one another by breaking trust. Through the passage of a story, things often get told inaccurately or distorted along the way. Be diligent in trying to avoid gossip – don’t start it or share what you hear from others.
Gossip is unconstrained and often derogatory conversation about other people, and can involve betraying a confidence and spreading sensitive information or hurtful judgments.
Research shows that people who gossip the most have very high levels of anxiety. They are generally not particularly popular because they cannot be trusted. Spreading private information or negative judgments is painful to others and reflects poorly on the gossiper.
Today, we are asking you to flip gossip on its head. Tell someone something good about someone else – not private information – but something you like and value about that person. Brag them up and tell how they have made a positive impact in your life. Let “good gossip” change the negative narrative that spreads like a wildfire.