Can you believe she said that? Did that? Can you? I can promise you that you can and you do. We all do. No, we didn’t see it. No, we weren’t part of it even the slightest bit of a friend of a friend way. Of course we won’t repeat it (I like to believe we are all a little better at keeping our mouths shut, but fb tells me otherwise.). I see all sorts of people meddling in other people’s affairs. Now, if you’re not practically family, I think you should probably stay out of it. Afterall, what’s your motive for getting involved? Don’t even try that whole, “If it was me, I’d wanna know” line, cuz lets face it…you’re not him/her and you don’t have a clue what they want and if you’re not 100% proof positive about what’s being said, you should probably take it with a grain of salt, perhaps check the motives of your storyteller and go on about your own business. *nods*
I love how people say they’re all about not getting sucked into drama, but will be the first to spread gossip…thus fueling the drama mills. We can’t avoid ALL drama, but there are some sure fire ways to diminish drama…IF that’s what you really want to do.
Let’s start with the first and most obvious thing. Keep what you hear…keep it all to yourself. C’mon, knowledge is power, so empower yourself and stop running your mouth. Plus, people are a lot more likely to confide in you when you’re not telling everyone’s business. You wanna be trustworthy, dontcha? Of course, you do! So…ZIP THE LIP!
Secondly, stay out of it as much as possible. If you don’t have a dog in the fight, you sure as hell don’t need to go blasting your opinion to everyone that listens. So, back to zipping the lip. Surround yourself with trustworthy people for your gossiping needs, your venting needs. Know that you can trust them with any awful thing you say and that they can trust you. Its simple to get it all out of your system, without getting directly involved and stirring up even more drama, right? Right!
Sooo, today we learned to…ZIP THE LIP!
Okay, I’ll end this here for now…but I retain the right to revisit this topic if you all don’t start spreading some love, damnit! *giggles & blows kisses*