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.