Do I care?

“Show me someone who never gossips, and I’ll show you someone who isn’t interested in people. ” ~ Barbara Walters ~

The quote above tells us that everyone gossips. Of course, this is not nice to hear, especially if we mean that to gossip is to talk maliciously about people’s secrets and private lives. But I tend to agree that we are all interested about gossips, especially about social talks that perk up the day.

But when do talks about people become true gossips and become intrusive? Personally, I do not mind so much about talks on personal things about people. I remember, when I got first employed in a company, a few people came to visit my office and ‘socialize’. I took it as a polite gesture of welcoming me to the company at first but when their talks started to deal with the secretary’s private life and that she is having an affair with the boss, I began to distance myself. I still stick to what Eleanor Roosevelt has to say –

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