Jealousy Is the Root of All Gossip
It never ceases to amaze me how humans act when they see others getting ahead or getting more. The neighbor who buys the new luxury car which leads other neighbors to begin gossiping about how they can afford such things. The member at church who shows up wearing a new fancy dress which leads other members to begin talking and speculating on why she’s wearing that dress. Why is talking about others so natural for some human beings?
Maybe it’s jealousy or envy?
Why can’t people mind their own business and focus on their own issues and tribulations? Why can’t people focus on their own business?
My favorite is when others then venture out to spread their venom in the form of gossip. They spread from person-to-person like the plague talking about something that does not pertain to them in the slightest. “Did you see what Beth wore today?” “Did you hear that John got a raise?” “Well I heard they can afford that new fancy car because Joann just came into some money.”
Jealousy is the root of gossip.
Sometimes the gossip is innocent, but then there is the spiteful, vengeful, evil “innocent” gossip which is spread by someone whose primary mission is to destroy. These people are some of my least favorite and I categorize them with narcissists and manipulators-avoid at all costs. These people have venom in their souls and they seek to use any morsel of truth to spread misinformation with the intention of burning and destroying others.
Sometimes you learn the hard way that you can trust no one. Keep your own business close to yourself and protect even the slightest of details.