Is it really worth it? Many of us seem to enjoy living in hypocrisy, and then normalize things that will one day cost our very own peace and quiet.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned, and continue to remind myself of, never ever participate in gossiping.
The person gossiping might be too subjective, and might have personal issues that could make others, even you, ‘collateral damage’ of their own personal struggles.
Participating in gossip doesn’t always mean contributing some story in the chismis. It’s not only limited to saying bad things about that person. Not saying anything during unconstrained conversations, or not refuting stories that are not confirmed as true could also mean you agree with it all, and could still be considered as participating in chismis.
So I dare you, don’t be afraid to step out of the circle.
This will also save you from feeling guilty whenever you bump into that person who was the subject of gossip, just because of the prejudice you had for them, brought about by the people around you actively gossiping about them.
And if they be your friends, trust me, nothing is more peaceful than being able to greet them genuinely on their birthdays especially when you’re invited or whenever you simply see them aroundðŸ˜…
It’s not healthy for unwanted let alone ill thoughts to be storing up your mind.
You need positive and inspiring thoughts that are far more important for you to survive in this frustrating and already difficult world.
In this generation where being Marites or gossiping is widely normalized as “fun” or convenient for past time conversations, CHOOSE TO BE DIFFERENT.
It’s everywhere, school, work, even in church but gossiping can end with you.
It wouldn’t be as much fun when you’re the one fitting the shoe.
Gossiping will never help you progress mentally, emotionally especially spiritually or just in whatever aspect. If anything, it’ll only take a toll on your personality and your image around people.
And as Christians who love to worship Jesus Christ, I don’t think gossiping is the best way to represent Him.
We are so used to living the wordly way in hopes of being accepted. But trying to satisfy the world will never suffice.
It’s just not worth it.
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