Eleanor Roosevelt said, “Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.” I don’t know if any accurate studies have been done but I’m willing to bet that on average all of us get a bit small-minded several times a day. Whether you’re talking about Kanye’s recent rant or exactly how the girl in accounting got the big promotion, you’re guilty of gossip…we all are. Bloggers, journalists and reality TV have built a whole industry around it. Much of our entertainment is filled with analyzing and commenting on the lifestyles of others.
Talking shit isn’t right but there’s a right way to do it. There’s levels to this shit. If you’re going to gossip, do so responsibly and abide by the following Talking Shit Commandments: