Wipe your mouth, there's still a tiny bit of bullshit around your lips.
My name is Gossip.
I have no respect for justice.
I maim without killing. I break hearts and ruin lives.
I am cunning, malicious and gather strength with age.
The more I am quoted, the more I am believed.
I flourish at every level of society.
My victims are helpless. They cannot protect themselves against me because I have no name and no face.
To track me down is impossible. The harder you try, the more elusive I become.
I am nobody's friend.
Once I tarnish a reputation, it is never the same.
I topple governments and wreck marriages. I ruin careers and cause sleepless nights, heartaches and indigestion. I spawn suspicion and generate grief. I make innocent people cry on their pillows. Even my name hisses.
I am called GOSSIP. Office gossip-Shop gossip-Party gossip-Telephone gossip. I make headlines and headaches. Remember, before you repeat a story, ask yourself:
is it true? Is it fair? Is it necessary?? If not, do not repeat it. KEEP QUIET.
GREAT minds discuss ideas... Average minds discuss events... Shallow minds discuss people... Which are you?
Resentment hurts only those who harbor it.
I sure wish I still had my membership :(