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Challenge #2 (Again)

English: Eugene de Blaas: The friendly gossip

English: Eugene de Blaas: The friendly gossip (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

The Challenge: During this time period, I resolve to not gossip.

 

The History: I admit it, gossiping is fun!  It’s also mean and deceitful.  But oh, what a guilty pleasure!  I like to think of myself as a good person, but then I remember all the times I’ve spoken about someone behind her back or told a secret that wasn’t mine to tell.  I’ve been a lonely girl for as long as I can remember, but I always feel like I belong when I get with a group of girls and gossip.  It’s usually always girls, most men seem  immune to the pleasures of gossiping.  I get the most enjoyment out of being the informant.  

 

My current workplace is mostly all women.  When I’m not busy, I tend to spend a fair amount of time whispering, judging, and/or making fun of someone.

 

The Reasons: I want to do this because I want to feel better about myself.  Also, I am often asking myself “What do they say about me when I’m not around?”

 

The Benefits: I truly feel that not spending my time gossiping will make me feel better about myself.  Additionally, I feel that part of the reason women gossip is to feel better about their own indiscretions and misfortune.  Thus, not gossiping will make me seem more confident.

 

The Plan: My plan is to not get involved when I hear gossip.  I won’t take part in the discussion and I will try to find something else to keep me occupied.  I’m actually pretty good at tuning people out.

 

The Time Period: I’m giving myself one gossip-free week.