Manner Monday: Gossip

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To gossip, or not to gossip:  there is no question.

Don’t gossip.  Nothing good will ever come of it.

When tempted to engage in revealing personal or sensational facts about another, or spreading rumors of an intimate nature, ask yourself:

  1. Is it true?
  2. Is it kind?
  3. Is it necessary?
  4. Is it my story to tell?

If someone is trying to get you to gossip… simply state, “It’s not my story to tell” and change the subject.

And keep in mind… one who gossips to you, will more than likely gossip of you.

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