Have you ever started a rumor? Have you ever heard a rumor and continued to spread it? Have you ever exaggerated a rumor? I think we all pretty much have done this in our life time. But what bothers me the most about it is when people are old enough to understand the effect that rumors can have on other people, and themselves as well. I believe it’s very childish to spread rumors or start them, for that matter. Some people spread rumors out of mere jealousy. Others spread rumors believing that it’s the hottest news that can win them points for being in “the know.” Unfortunately, I have witnessed many rumor spreading expeditions for the first reason.
When accused of spreading a rumor, people often retort with, “why would I be jealous? I’m not jealous.” …

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