What’s the deal with gossip? I’ve found myself bonding with many a co-worker over a mutual dislike for others and I got to thinking about this evening. Why is ragging on other people such an enjoyable past time for me? I have a few theories.
I suspect that this is a way for me to show that I’m above the gossipee. I see their flaws, therefore I am infinitely more cool than they could possibly be. I think this goes back to my loser days of highschool and, ahem, now. I just want to be liked and so to prove that I’m better than somebody else, well, that improves my chances doesn’t it?
I’m so uninteresting myself, that I feel it necessary to discuss other people. This one doesn’t float so well with me, because couldn’t I just as easily find positive things to say about other people?
Do you find that you gossip a lot? What is it that makes you do so?