Most of us have been involved with a rumor. Whether we have started it, listened to it or repeated it. I have a friend who has heard a very disturbing rumor. She is in a morale dilemma on what to do if anything about what she has heard. This has made me think about the rumors I have heard in the past. When I was in high school there was always someone talking about someone else usually if not all the time in a negative way. I tried not to listen and repeat the rumor. But as a teenager this is hard with all the peer pressure around you. So here I am 50 something and still hearing rumors! These rumors can damage a person’s career, marriage and sometimes the person’s entire life. When do we grow up and realize hurting other people will not in the end make us more popular or feel better about ourselves? I myself had rumors flying around at work in the midst of my divorce. These rumors were very hurtful during a very trying time in my life where I had hoped for support from my co workers. I know another person who had rumors saturating her workplace to the point it ruined her marriage and her position at the job. I ask why a person would do this at this time in our lives. We should at this point understand and grow enough within ourselves to not want to perpetuate bad talk about someone else. Is it to be popular? You feel the others will look up to you as the “in the loop” knowledgeable person. Is it to feel better about ourselves? We feel our lives are not that bad if someone else is having bigger problems. Whatever the reasons are for people to spread rumors….it needs to stop and it can …with you………………..
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My name is Kathy. I am 55 years old. I have two dogs and a cat. I work with seniors. I am an Executive Director in a retirement community.I love my job and my life!