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Consider this quote from Abe Lincoln

"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves."



I hate gossip. There is nothing in this entire world that makes me more insane than having to listen to someone ramble on about a rumor they heard on the street or giving me blow by blow details of someone else’s life which doesn’t involve me. Gossip…All Gossip is the game of small minded people who have nothing better to do with their lives than to spend their time wrapped up in the made up soap opera drama of other people.

The only thing worse than gossip is hearing someone do so about you while you are in the same room. This happened to me recently at a local area café’. I sat eating my lunch while another patron at the booth next to where I was started to talk all about who I was and who I did and didn’t like, all the while ignorant to the fact that I was sitting looking directly at them the entire time. I was amazed at how much this person thought they knew me, and who I was, and what I was all about. I was even more surprised as this person discussed how I felt about the people I worked with, although to be honest it was funnier listening to them get it all wrong.

Unfortunately that day I didn’t get the opportunity to get up and walk over to introduce myself, as I’m sure that if they had gotten to know me they would have probably seen the things that were being said weren’t as true as they thought they were. It made me sad and a little bit angry, but mostly disappointed in the fact that people would do that, and continue to do so even though they know it’s wrong.

So let’s all band together and say “No” to those who want to gossip, it’s dishonorable, unnecessary and really a cruddy thing to do to anyone. And aren’t we all supposed to be helping each other on this giant ride around the sun? Just another one of those things that we could eradicate if we only tried.

See you next week….remember, we’re all in this together.