The first gossip magazine was launched in 1916. The Broadway Brevities and Society Gossip was quite literally a magazine spreading rumors about New York celebrities.
It turns out gossip is a profitable way to sell papers. And later, it sold TV ads and now serves as click bait for Facebook.
Gossip is the killer of joy and inner peace.
The worst part of it? We critique what we are most ashamed of. Because of our insecurities we feel a need to go out of our way to put others down.
Gossip is the modern day cigarette. We know it is bad for us, and yet, many of us can’t help but indulge “just this once.”
If we are constantly criticizing, we are constantly looking for flaws. It is only a matter of time before we point a finger and three more are pointed back.