Don’t blame others until you have all the facts and can discover what really occurred. The “highschool teen” crowd are showing their immaturity by blowing events out of proportion to get others upset and angry. Don’t get sucked into their childish game. Act like the adult you are and think with a level head!
Someone in the crowd is trying to making something out of nothing so they can be the barer of bad news and the center of attention. Their complex to be the messenger and the savior is getting old and you should recognize their pattern by now.
Take time to investigate what they’re telling you. Don’t go ask others involved in the story. Go straight to the person the story is about and ask them what occurred and or at the very least let them know rumors are going around.
It can be tricky to do this in the office or in a professional situation. So be cautious what you say and who or how you approach someone. Decide if it’s something you need to be involved in, or if you should walk away and keep you opinions to yourself.
The bottom line is, you don’t have to act like an immature high-schooler spreading gossip and trying to fit into the “popular” crowd. You’ll gain more respect and admiration by standing on your own with confidence and a healthy dose of belief in yourself.
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