"A good friend stabs you in the front"
- Oscar Wilde
One should not say things about others, if they can't say it to their face. There is a difference of being respectful enough to avoid social unrest
, and plain two-faced
behavior. I don't mind others talking about me, as long as they are upfront about it, or at least will own up to their comments. I try to do the same. Although I am human, at times I can be catty
I also am guilty of gossip
and I could sit and talk for hours. This is pretty harmless. I don't condone the spreading of rumors
, mis-truths, things said to hurt people, or the divulging of someone else's personal information. That is malicious and unacceptable.