There is a saying that who you socialize with defines who you are.
I find it very inspiring.
Find a healthier socializing way.
Don't fall into the pit of gossip, especially not in the office.
The reason some people participate in workplace gossip in the first place is that they are afraid of being isolated.
If this is exactly your situation, then you are drinking poison to quench thirst.
One of the worst things of workplace gossip is that it does not have much logic. Participants simply hope that other people will recognize their opinions so that they themselves can get emotional satisfaction.
People who share the same opinions as them are friends, otherwise they are enemies.
Whether the gossip concerns the family life of a colleague or private life of a celebrity, it is essentially the same.
Such kind of socializing will not give you any chance of self-improvement. Instead, it may lead you to a moral abduction.
It would be better for you to take some courses and learn skills that interest you on your spare time.
Or you can join some hobby groups and meet like-minded people.
There goes an old saying: We would rather fight with a sensible person than argue with an idiot.
There are many kinds of panic.
And one of the most terrifying one of them all is moral panic.
Moral panic is defined as public anxiety or alarm in response to a perceived threat to the moral standard of the society.
The road to moral panic has several stops.
The first is concern.
This concern spreads from person to person, and is amplified by cultural forces until rational concern becomes irrational fear.
People come to believe something terrible is happening. Something they cannot see. Something they can't control.
It has come for others. It will come for them.
The result of this can be very dangerous because, whether or not the threat is real, the response certainly is.
And it is often excessive.
For example, you may know the disastrous witch-hunt in the Western history.
Too many innocent people died in it.
So ask yourself: What's more terrifying? Fear? Or the frightened?
Whenever I began to clean the house, my routine is to turn on my husband's PS3 and play my music folder (which contains a great variety of artists, might I add) but just a moment ago I grabbed a seat to take a little break and as I was sitting.
Chris Botti came on, the song, "Embraceable You" and it relaxed me and I had become so comfortable in my seat that my mind drifted away to a beautiful scene of a moment of mine back in time and right then I said to myself "This is what I love".
I love a peace of mind. I mean, you just can't buy that. I often find myself reveling in the many moments I'm blessed to receive that provides my environment to be at ease.
And right now, I'm alone, the house has a wonderful aroma in the air, the music is playing, the door is ajar , the fan is on, the windows are open and the sun is shining so bright that it gives my place the perfect light. Aah!!! I love this feeling!
No one is calling me, knocking at my door and there is no loud hustle and bustle outside.
Then I started thinking, Lord, what did I do to deserve this moment? Never mind, I just want to enjoy it. Thank you Lord for allowing me this peaceful feeling of freedom. I hope all that maybe reading this can soon indulge in a mental pleasure such as this. There is nothing like it.