… in Gossip! Unnecessarily.
It is weird that many of our actions are to please others. So that they don’t talk about us and always keep their mouths shut or if at all open them, they’ll only have goodie-goodie things to say, even behind our backs!! So we dress right, walk right, talk right and don’t let our personal cats out of any of our bags.
Then there are those, many of them and us who act in peculiar ways to be talked about all over town!! This could be to spread the Word! As an action of dispersion, these molecules of tit bits spread and circulate in no time, rise up in foam, and at times stick to the minds, as others fly in and out of ears; in true Bollywood style to promote an upcoming film, the stories of many created juicy breakups and makeups between the cast and crew!
And lastly, those who don’t give a thought to those around them, they spread their vibes, unknowingly, they do not give a penny’s worth to what others think or say, they stand firm on their feet, rooted to the ground or in the air...They do bring in the comfort of relief! those few who exist for whom this society is just a happy living place and not the Blue book of conduct and space!!
Life will be one miserable hell if all our waking and sleeping hours are viled away thinking what others will have to say!!
“Gossip,” she said, “is a form of Social Control” She did pique our curiosity that day! What are teachers for!
Us: Wasn’t it bad manners to talk about other’s private lives, or comment behind their backs!!
T:But you still talk don’t you
Us: Yes, they know it all, these teachers, have eyes all around them I say!…we weren’t saints but mere mortals and we did chat a bit!!
“Ok!” She asked, “Let’s find out”
“So, what do you think about the fluorescent lemon yellow top she’s wearing today”, pointing to a girl in class…
US: –too bright—
–we don’t need the light—
–to reflect or fight—
–between lesson and kites— 😛 😛 😛 😛
T to the girl in the fluorescent top: Mmmm… You still love your top now?
G: The last time I’m wearing it…
US: All because of our innocent talk 🙄 🙄 🙄
I say, so Lame of our classmate to reject her favourite top she was flaunting until a while ago and true to her word she never wore it to class again, all in the name of a little fun while learning something we are at almost every day, idle talk n Rumour for all you care 😛 But gossip does that to you, I guess!
Nevertheless, it’s surprising that even these silly chit chats we do about all and sundry has a theory to back it up!
It all boils down to Appreciation, Acknowledgement and Acceptance – the 3 significant As that make or break us.
They can sky-rocket our morale or pull down to the depths of the ocean…. Our Mantra then should be first, know our strengths and weaknesses, grade them, improve upon them, then, know our well wishers.
We should refuse to soak any more in the flattery and false glory the rest have to say! Give them an ear, but never take it to heart, otherwise, we would have a similar fate like the mellifluous nightingale who took the advice of the croaky voiced frog on music!
Trivia: It was Shakespeare, our great Bard who wrote something like:
[If u wanna] Go to a gossips’ feast and [then] go with me;
After so long grief, such festivity!
in his play The Comedy of Errors (1623) 🙂 for the first time (not me, but wikipedia which says,)
And also coined the word Buzzer in Hamlet (1603) meaning gossiper.
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