My wife and I got on the topic of gossip this morning. We were talking about the definition of gossip and what it actually is. We pretty much summed up our conversation that gossip is talking about others with an intend to share negative information. Man, I know I’ve done that in the past. I’m realizing that if I want to avoid gossip I need to be careful with what I’m saying in any situation that involves talking about others.
Listening to a podcast from Dave Ramsey yesterday got me thinking. Their company has a zero gossip policy. If you’re caught gossiping you’re fired, no questions asked. It’s one of the most disgusting and destructive habits known to man. Wow! If only we took gossip as seriously in our homes, churches, and businesses; imagine how much more pleasant our lives would be! What does gossiping mean to you?