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Gossip is often a favourite recreation and an innocent pastime at all levels of society, in all walks of life and in all ages,” those who have been embarrassed for no reason, or suffer from its radiation, will agree that “fire and sword are slow engines of destruction in comparison with the babbler.” Gossips very nature brings along danger. Gossiping is only a lead to emotional and social problems. A person gossiping will only have negative outcomes; no good comes out of gossiping. Gossiping could even possibly turn a teenager's high school years into a nightmare. Cruel words can be hard on any teenager. People risk losing friendships, jobs, attention on school, and family's trust. When gossip goes wrong it can change everything. Gossiping can take your attention off school and you need to be fully focused while at school learning. Some teens dread coming to school because of what people are gossip about. When people talk, they sometimes don't get their facts straight and go tell their friends something wrong. Violence is a large factor in gossip also. If one is talking about another, an uncontrolled teen may take matters in their own hands without thinking about the consequences. For fighting at school, a person could be suspended, arrested, or even get hurt severely.

Friendships could be lost due to gossiping and it could cause a person many social problems. If you talk about a close friend and they find out you’re most likely to lose that person's trust. Everyone needs to trust their friends. If one thinks that a friend has lied to them, who can one trust? Talking about people and their business can cause so many problems between friends. It can even hurt relationships. Everyone needs someone to be with in life. It all has to do with trust. Reputations could be hurt and never forgotten by people talking and spreading rumours that may not be true.

Gossip could seriously hurt someone so badly that they turn to depression. When people get depressed, they might have to go to the doctor to get help. If you throw a stone on the quiet waters of a pond, you will see successive rings of ripples, one larger than the other. The effects of gossip are in no way dissimilar. “The flying rumours gathered”, wrote Pope, “and all who heard it made enlargement too; in every year it spread, on every tongue it grew.”

More people, it is said, get run down by gossip than by automobiles. Indeed, gossip has destroyed homes, ruined families and claimed lives. This canker often eats its way into the moral make up of an individual. It is deadly, it is destructive. “The strokes of the whip market mark in the flesh” (Ecclesiasticus) “but the stroke of the tongue breaketh bones.”

These kinds of people are known for being untrustworthy because no one ever knows if they are going to gossip about what they are told. This will inevitably lead to a lack of friendships for the gossiper because no one will feel like spending time with them and sharing information. Gossipers usually try to spread information about others in order to gain friends, but the typical result is that the opposite comes true; no one wants to be their friend because of their gossiping habit. Despite all of these negative benefits to gossiping, some people would say that gossiping is a good thing because it allows important information to be spread around.

While it cannot be denied that gossip can sometimes result in false information, in actual fact, the majority of gossip often turns out to be true. This is because someone said something in confidence to a friend, and then that friend has gone and told someone else. Because they have direct access to the source, the validity of the information cannot be questioned. Gossip will always be a part of human culture because we are fascinated with finding out stuff about another person and them not knowing about it.

Gossip also stems out of boredom. When people are in a social gathering, they tend to look for interesting topics to talk about. However, there are instances when it becomes impossible for such individuals to generate captivating conversation topics that are based on shared knowledge and ideas. This often gives rise to gossip as it is considered as one of the best ways through of rousing their interest (Cole & Scrivener, 2013). While some of this gossip may be founded on topics that affect them all, most folks choose to use this platform to talk ill of those they do not like. This might include a public figure, a grumpy waitress, or a former friend. Once they have come up with an interesting subject to gossip about, this group of people makes fun and derogatory remarks about others without caring about them.

To sum up, gossiping is a big issue worldwide that all societies are suffering from. It may cause many problems by affecting humans and communities in bad ways. For everything in the world there is a good side to it and a bad, but it the case of gossiping it is mostly bad. Most people nowadays are infected with the disease and addiction of gossiping for many reasons, but the main one is despising people. In the end, do you think that people will stop gossiping one day?

People who like to gossip often do so about people or situations that they know very little about. It is possible that they get some of the key facts wrong and this changes everything completely. If people start to believe false information, then it can lead to mistakes and bad decisions. People should not really be talking about something if they do not know everything that there is to know about that particular issue. Finally, gossip can also lead to a bad reputation for the person who always likes to go around telling stories about someone else.

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