Tuesday, August 30, 2011

GOSSIP GOSSIP GOSSIP

Okay this looks funny, I know. But gossip actually is not a funny matter. I try to stay away from it. Gossip over the celebrity world is very common. It is all buisness. The media thrives, the newspapers and gossip magazines live from it, earning a lot of money. I don't know if some of those famous people get hurt from it, or if it is welcomed advertise for them - but we, who live in the normal world will certainly not profit from gossip.
It is very interesting that the Bible speaks about gossiping and condemns it:
“A man who lacks judgment derides his neighbor, but a man of understanding holds his tongue. A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy man keeps a secret.” (Proverbs 11:12,13)

I found this at Wikipedia:

"Some see gossip as trivial, hurtful and socially and/or intellectually unproductive

Some people view gossip as a lighthearted way of spreading information

A feminist definition of gossip presents it as "a way of talking between women, intimate in style, personal and domestic in scope and setting, a female cultural event which springs from and perpetuates the restrictions of the female role, but also gives the comfort of validation." 

I agree only with the first opinion.

Gossip is always a negative matter - telling something good about a person is never gossip.

So, this is my last funny owl - so far :-)...

5 comments:

Clare said...

I could not agree with you more about this topic. Gossip is horrible - I must admit I have caught myself 'enjoying' some gossip - but try very hard to stir away from it. There is absolutely no benefit from gossiping. Your owl is so cute - owls keep popping up, its quite a hoot!

Dawn of LaTouchables said...

I couldn't agree with you more, Yael. That feminist definition is all wrong--men gossip too.

Beautiful work of your's!

Jutta said...

Liebe Yael,

ganz toll sieht das wieder aus. Am meisten begeistern mich immer die Farben und natürlich Dein handwerkliches Können.

Ich habe seit geraumer Zeit ein Menge Mist in meinem Mailfach. Da habe ich wohl Deine Mail übersehen und gelöscht. Tut mir wirklich leid. Vielleicht kannst Du sie mir noch einmal schicken. Interessieren würde mich das auf jeden Fall mit den Brückenschlössern.

Liebe Grüße
Jutta

Irmi said...

Liebe Yael,
ich habe auch bei Wikipedia nachgelesen, was es mit Gossip auf sich hat. Ich bin beeindruckt von deiner Darstellung. Gefällt mir sehr gut. Und die Farben sprechen an. Vermitteln nichts "Düsteres"
Liebe Grüße sendet Dir
Irmi

Bob Bushell said...

Gossip, it's anything that you say, it'll be gossiped over.