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Why Do Most People Like To Gossip And Spread Rumors?

Tags: people, relationships, gossip
Asked by jaya, 16 Mar '13 09:48 pm
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Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people

The quote is of disputed origin and sometimes attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt, but there is definitely wisdom in these words. Talking about other people is a small minded pursuit.

Still, we would likely be hard-pressed to find anyone that has never done so at one time or another. Have you ever repeated something you heard about another person, yet did not know first hand? Or simply listened to someone else doing so? Most people can't claim to be blameless on this count.
Boredom: Some simply can't think of anything better to discuss. Perhaps they've run out of things to talk about with their friends because don't have much else going on in their lives. For some it's because they just plain spend too much time together and have exhausted all other topics.

Envy: Some look for flaws in others because they lack confidence in themselves.

Ignorance: A wise man once explained that when hurt ...more
Answered by Farhaan, 16 Mar '13 10:09 pm

 
  
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No life of their own
Answered by kamini joshi, 16 Mar '13 09:49 pm

 
  
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By default...
Answered by vijay, 18 Mar '13 03:07 pm

 
  
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How will u consider them intelligent and will try to confirm facts for re-confirming same to ( doing Intelligent) them ? Ji
Answered by Dhuni, 16 Mar '13 09:57 pm

 
  
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