Currently an issue that has become of some importance to me is the concern of the widespread gossip. In our everyday lives we are consumed with rumors and concerned with the level of “coolness” we can attain. I feel there is an importance to regulate as much gossip and necessity to fit in. Such places of ailment are in schools, politics, and our generation’s society.
I attended an all girls, Catholic high school. Everyday was like a horrible episode of “TMZ”. Girls would discuss the latest hot gossip at “their table”. Of course, none of this was actually being played in front of an audience; all the conniving was behind the scenes. Anonymous texts would go around about certain private events, in which not everyone was invited to, or possibly something some one had done that were clearly a faux pas. Many fall victim to these cruel and unusual forms of attention causing a chaotic chatter from behind backs, and the degrading feeling of being left out. In these difficult years the last thing to be concerned about is the outspread of your past personal situations coming to life again in the quad. The long-term effects that high school gossip can produce may stay with someone for their whole lives.
Politics is known for the grimy gossip. Especially, in this 2008 Election, cruel words have been published in magazines and repeated everyday on the news. Politics has been the poster child for gossip since it was created. It is so common to hear a politician or candidate humiliating another for his or her own benefit. In a sense, gossip forms the disqualification or qualifications of a certain political figure and forges false opinions. This may construct an imbalance in government if only bad qualities are scattering and their superior qualities are being brushed aside.
Our generation has a love for all the new chitchat. We have websites, magazines, movies, and television shows dedicated to be the first source for all gossip. Between...