Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Vendictive Wanch

Most of the teenagers I work with are guys. Lately I have been working with some young ladies for a nice change. One thing I have noticed different is how girls talk about each other behind their back.
Ouch. That's backstabbing.
The other day one girl mentioned that she hated another. When I implored as to why she hated her, I found out that she was jealous of how much faster she was loosing weight. They were both trying to get their weight down, but the other girl was having better luck. Jealousy gets us nowhere. Why not be happy for her? Don't be vain.
Another chick is in a position of power. She can do things for people without them even knowing who did what, but because she doesn't like some people she does not want to do for them what she is supposed to do. Luckily for the little people under her she has an honest team that won't let her be dishonest. Some of the people she simply did not like the way they looked despite never meeting them.
If people know you are vindictive they will only tell you what you want to hear. They will not be honest with you. Also you will be the center of strife. It is pretty greedy to ruin other people's day just to get some attention. Is that the reputation you want?
"Without wood a fire goes out; without gossip a quarrel dies down. As charcoal to embers and as wood to fire, so is a quarrelsome man for kindling strife. The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to a man's inmost parts.
Proverbs 26:20-22


joel winters said...

yesterday morning I was listening to a talk show and the female host was considering putting an end to her Hollywood Headlines because of her pastor's sermon on Sunday about gossiping.

Bro. Jones said...

Gossiping is big business. Think how much more productive our society would be if everyone paid more attention to their own business as they do to everyone else's.
I do not remember the statistics exactly, but a large cooperation removed all the games from their company computers, including Solitaire. Performance went up by about %10. What would happen to our country if we spent our time on our own business?