:Gossip is the art of saying nothing in a way that leaves practically nothing unsaid.” ~Walter Winchell
Backbiting burns the heart. Backbiting (gossiping) minutely destroys both the listener and the gossiper; “sharing a secret” causes trust to be shattered.
Passing on information about another can be tamed by pledging to neither hear nor pass on gossip. It is a challenge to maintain a no gossip rule; however to see no evil, hear no evil nor speak no evil minimizes disagreements and fosters lasting, trusting relationships.
To speak ill of others is a dishonest way of praising ourselves~Will Durant
Compliment rather than gossip and see how much better you feel. Check out how much more energy you have to work on yourself and contribute to the well-being of society.
Opportunity Step: Speak only kind, praiseworthy words today.
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