January 11, 2017

Gossip.  For years it has been considered salacious and the stuff of idle housewives. Studies out of the University of California, Berkeley, however, are questioning that opinion.

I personally think that a good gossip session is okay once in a while. It can be a release to share a story with a friend (or two) and voice an opinion.

Sometime gossip can be helpful. I was recently at a lunch with some friends and the gossip that came up was about two people that we all knew. As it turns out it wasnt gossip, it was, in fact true.  Had I not brought it up, I would never have know and could have put myself in very uncomfortable situation.

Okay, maybe not a great example…..but you could see my point?

Gossip is a fact of life. Everybody does it whether they admit it or not. So why not just admit it and enjoy it. According to the study done at U of C, Berkeley when people observe somebody behaving in an immoral way it caused frustration. Being able to share that information helped them feel better.

So go ahead and have a good gossip. It will do you good.

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2 thoughts on “January 11, 2017

  1. camparigirl February 11, 2017 / 3:11 pm

    I agree: a good gossip with trusted friends can be very cathartic.

  2. mewhoami February 14, 2017 / 12:10 pm

    Sometimes I think it is needed. In the situation of trying to save another person from pain, heartache or disappointment for example. If we know something that someone else *needs* to know or we’re looking for advice in order to help the person in question, then perhaps it’s not so much gossip as it is concern and care.

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