ru·mor (rmr)n.1. A piece of unverified information of uncertain origin usually spread by word of mouth.2. Unverified information received from another; hearsay.
yep...that's rumor alright...
have you ever wondered how a rumor gets started in the first place?
have you ever wondered what causes that one person to start that rumor?
is it jeolousy? envy? anger? resentment?
or just pure evil?
i don't know what the answer is. and maybe as different the rumor generators are, their motivations are just as different.
one thing i do know: it really sucks to be on the bottom end of the rumor. i've been there often enough. kiroman has been there often enough.
and teenger has definitely been there often enough.
and all three of us always come back to the same question:
"what did i ever do for that person to say that about me?"
and this usually follows:
"all i ever did was to be nice to them/him/her."
rumors are mean and nasty.
and as far as i can tell, they serve only one purpose and that is to make the rumor generator feel poweful.
but let me tell you what...if you are that rumor generator and you are gathering your power by striking down others, you've got yourself a big problem with your deity, the universe, karma or however you may believe.
because i cannot and will not believe that any deity, the universe or karma is going to let you get away with that kind of behavior for long.
you may find yourself wanting to attain something very important to you but find that it has been just out of reach. maybe you are wondering why you are being treated poorly.
take a minute to reflect upon your actions.
teenager and i had this in-depth conversation about a month ago. she asked me what in the world had she done that was so bad that the universe was letting this happen to her.
i had no answer for her. as far as i know, she has done nothing that would garner the type of treatment she was receiving.
that's when i came to terms with the fact that some people are just born mean and evil and nasty. some people really can't help themselves.
some people can only feel good about themselves when they are tearing someone else down.
and that is so sad to me.
i'm a straight shooter...not sure you know that about me but i am.
i don't beat around the bush. i say what i mean and mean what i say. there is rarely anything other than black and white with me.
most people that know me, know to not ask me a question or my opinion unless you are truly ready for what i have to say. there is going to be no sugar coating from trophy wife.
it's how i roll.
like if you ask me if your ass looks fat in those pants, i'm gonna tell you the truth. period.
if i don't like you, you are gonna know it. i won't bother with starting some stupid rumor about you. i don't have time for those types of junior high games. there is no point or value in it and it does not serve me well.
so back to rumors...who starts them and why? how does that serve them in their life?
bueler? bueler? anyone...?
i am grateful:
- for getting the coolest pic of paw paw with a snow face this afternoon
- for every moment i have been able to spend with paw paw
- for having the courage to follow through with the hospice care for paw paw
- for the most wonderful hubby ever!
- for having a winter coat
just breathing isn't living!