Gossiping – a wise man knows better than to engage in it

Today, while listening to the sermon at my wife’s church, I was struck by some profound words the pastor himself had learned from his father many years ago about gossiping.

A wise man talks about ideas…
An average man talks about events…
A simple man talks about other people.

Which category do you fall into?

Sadly, so many of us spend much of our viable time talking about the lives of others as though we’ve been given the authority to do so. If only we could harness that power and use it for the greater good of humanity and ultimately for ourselves, image the kind of world we’d be living in.

Believe me, I’m just as guilty as the next. But there comes a point in your life when you begin to see and fully understand that none of us are perfect, and it doesn’t take a wise man to figure that out.

We are all doing the best we can with what we have. However, gossiping about others reflects more on you then it does on them. After all, if you need to spread the bad news of others to bring attention to yourself, what kind of person does that make you? A simple one.