• A wise philosopher once said "Sticks and stones can break my bones but words will never hurt."
    • Nosmo King
      Some wise philosopher! What a load of crap. People take things personally and never forget a hurtful word. I've still got a few old grudges going back 30 years or more because of people's so-called "words that will never hurt". Yet oddly enough, the people who like to hurt others with words are not known to be lovers of the truth. For some reason they don't like to hear the naked brutal truth the way I like to hammer it home. Why do you think that is?
  • I protect myself in two ways: 1) I don't do anything that deserves gossip and 2) don't do it myself. I car not to be the subject of it and care not to do it to others.
  • really dont care---i am just me----smile and enjoy the night-cool question
  • I don't care any more if people gossip about me. There conversations would have to be quite shallow for them to dwell on me.
  • I don't care anymore. It used to bother me a lot - far too much, really. Now I simply don't care, and I don't associate with people who thrive on it. An important aspect of not being involved in gossip, though, is not doing it yourself. You can't bitch about people behind their backs and then cry when it happens to you.
  • I don't really care but sometimes the cookie jar is empty.
  • I don't try to get involve in gossip. I try to ignore it. I think that given time gossip will somehow prove itself wrong.
  • I no longer care.
  • 21 Also, do not give your heart to all the words that people may speak, that you may not hear your servant calling down evil upon you. 22 For your own heart well knows even many times that you, even you, have called down evil upon others. Ecclesiates 7:21-22 If someone is going to gossip about me, I should just let it go, becuase I probably have been guilty of a little gossip myself.
  • I just don't care.
  • I care but how do you protect youself from gossip? Stay at home? No that's not going to work for me. I act like I don't care and guess what I don;t care.
  • i love when people gossip about me, I even provide gossip on the side to keep things fresh.
    • Nosmo King
      Why? Don't you know it can lead to people telling lies about others? How would you feel if people lied about you? I prefer to smash their pride by hammering it with the naked, brutal truth. Reason? Because they can't argue with facts.
  • You can't protect yourself from it completely - just make sure you do not 'air your dirty laundry in public' if you do not wish anybody to talk about you. Having said that, we all get talked about at some point or another and it should not stop you from doing what you want to do. The thing about gossip is that it is rare that it gets back your ears - for the most part, nobody will tell you and so, ignorance is bliss.
  • I think I'm reasonable about it. I'm hopeful that since I don't usually gossip, people won't usually gossip about me.
  • How do you protect yourself from gossip? Someone I worked with 3 YEARS ago (she's retired now) is STILL the topic of gossip. Better to accept the fact that people are gonna gossip about you no matter WHAT you do.
  • It depends on the situation. I have fairly thick skin, so I rarely need to protect myself from anything. Gossip included. Sometimes one must be painfully aware of gossip in order to combat the damage it is causing or has caused. For the most part, I just don't care.
  • I don't really care. What's the point in protecting yourself from it? That's not going to stop people from talking about you. If they want to talk about you, they will talk about you. Even if you think they don't have anything to talk about, they WILL find something to talk about. Just let them talk. If it's not true what they're saying, then you shouldn't have trouble proving it anyway.
  • I try to protect myself from gossip.
  • Don't care ...👼👼👼👼👼👼 I shake it off !

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