The addiction of gossip and the half truths



As the philosophers said: “Nothing gathers more 2 people than talking badly of another”.

Considered a sin by the christians, the gossip almost always come along by a good dose of lie.

“Sensationalize” an event is the easiest way to feel in full communication with other person, however, telling stories, mainly heard by just one part isn’t the best way to conclude something, but unfortunately isn’t this way that happens.

“When Peter talks about John, talks more of Peter than John”.

Not at all, this phrase puts itself in full sense of what we live. In researches done by a center os social studies, were concluded that when someone talks to you about another, exists 79% of chance of this same person talks about you to another.

Besides all, with the social networks and the easiness of communication, the exaggerated truth, or a lie, tends to spread with an amazing easiness and can result serious problems to the involved.

In some countries, the gossip has become a crime without bail, and this measure was taken above several studies.

In Brazil, according to the Crime Code, Chapter V, articles 138 to 140, lie, defamation and injury defend this type of crime, but, the hard is to comprove that the sentence be realized towards the problem that the determined subject matter did a victim.

The gossip, according to specialists, shows an extreme low self-steam of who does the gossip, in which he/she needs something negative of the other to feel above all the moment.


When this turns into a disease

The addiction can be considered a mental disturb, that can pass unrealized, that the patient doesn’t notice, because in his/her thoughts, isn’t doing bad to anybody. This happens due to his/her lack of knowledge of until where this story can hit the victim.

In a college in South of Florida, the professor Dylan Verx did a joke in the intention of showing in practice the propagation of a story and how it would come into 7 times told.

Was done an “unplugged phone”, the play consists in each person pass an story to other and successively. And to all that already played, know that in the end the story did not fit with the original told once. This happens because hardly someone will tell to the other in the same way that heard, resulting in a transformation in the info.

We conclude then that both who hears and who propagates, has big responsibilities, but the easier in all this story is to not pass anything and let it go, know that each one have their reasons and lives, and never will fit to us judge someone or pass something that we don’t know at all how it was.

And a tip can be told: you will never know all the truth of a subject matter.

Therefore, be careful.