Thursday, October 1, 2009


What do you do when you hear gossip?

Often, we do not even know the thin dividing line between discussing about a third person, and gossiping about him. Many people who gossip, do it under the guise of showing concern for the other person.

You may have come across someone who comes to you with a very concerned look on his face, with a statement like, “I’m really worried about X, he is a nice guy, but ……” I think that itself is the time to put your guard up. There is a very nice technique called the 4-Way Test, which is universally adopted by the Rotary Clubs. Ask yourself:

  1. Is it the Truth?
  2. Is it Fair to all concerned?
  3. Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
  4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

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