“They say’ is often a great liar.” ~ Proverb
Here's some food for thought for you. Are you a person who listens or a person who always talks?
Have you ever been telling a story that you heard from someone else and to your horror the person you are talking to was there and your story was found to be lies?
When you think you know something, realise you only know your part of the story.
When you take a backseat in life and sit in the background, watching and listening, you quickly learn that most people in life are ‘reactionary talkers’.
They don’t give a flying thought about what they are saying and fall into loads of little insecure traps that make them talk louder, faster and they constantly change the subject. Before you finish your part of the conversation, they are already talking about another subject that they want to talk about. When the reactionary talker is under pressure, they will do and say anything to get their point across. Usually tell lies to ignite fear. This is their natural defence system and gives them time to change the subject.
The gossipers are the worst for this because they have already judged the people they are talking about. They don’t give any consideration to what gossip can do to the victim of their inaccurate and embellished stories. In fact, I am not sure of the stats, but I would be ready to put a large wager on gossipers being the leading cause of teenage and adult suicide!