Remember Me?

September 21, 2012 chris
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 My name is Gossip. I have no respect for justice. I aim without killing. I break hearts and ruin lives. I am cunning and gather strength with age. The more I’m quoted the more I’m believed.
    I flourish at every level of society and my victims are helpless. They cannot protect themselves against me because I have no face. Tracking me down is useless because the harder you try the more elusive I become.
    Once I tarnish a reputation, it is never quite repaired. I topple governments, wreck marriages and ruin friendships.
    Indigestion, heartache and sleepless nights are my “modus operandi.” I hear about otherwise strong people crying in their pillows as their careers crumble overnight.
    Even my name hisses—my name is Gossip. Office gossip, Party gossip – they are my sisters.
    But remember: Before you repeat a story ask yourself: Is it true? Is it fair? Is it necessary? If not—shut up, for I am always listening.
    Thought: Take care that the face that looks out from your mirror in the morning is a pleasant one. You may not see it again today, but others will.