Spreading Rumors – Like Playing Broken Telephone

Have you ever been in a situation where you have been a victim of somebody else spreading a nasty rumor about you, which is not true? Have you ever been in a situation where someone else has come to you and spread rumors about somebody else? Well, spreading rumors is not a good thing to do, no matter what it is. I am sure a lot of us know the game “broken telephone” The more someone says something to so many people and how word of mouth goes around, many people understand it in different ways and in the end what someone says gets misinterpreted, misunderstood, and a whole new different story gets told. In the end the person getting the information will say it amongst everyone and it will be totally different.

I never believe in anything people tell me, unless I see it with my own eyes, hear it with my own ears, requesting proof, evidence, but I never ever spread rumors about somebody else or get involved in somebody’s business. It is not a great thing to do. Spreading rumors could result in consequences, it can ruin relationships, friendships, trust and can put yourself in a compromising position with friends, family and other people. It is not a good thing to do. Many media writers, and some tabloid magazines and sites will write and do anything to make that quick dollar and they do not realize it can do damage to someones reputation, and they do not even care. Maybe they do deep down, but in the end all they want to do is make money out of it, and the people high up in these places request to have false information spread out to the world, but they do not know how wrong it is. Even if it is wrong, the bottom line is that they always cover their butt with something and they do not want to admit it.

In this day in age in social media, social networking, entertainment and other tabloid websites lead us to believe whatever they write and say, but how do we know for sure what is real and what is not? It is super important to know and be aware of what we post. Especially online where information can be transmitted in seconds and everyone in the world can see and view what is written. We must always think about what to post, then post it. Sometimes it can lead to consequences too. The internet and social public places can be easy places where things can be spread like wildflowers. So be cautious.

So in future, we should always analyze things before we are quick to believe in something we read online, or something that is heard from other people. Unless there is real proof about something, or unless you witness and hear it for yourself, you should never be quick to judge, but judging is in human nature and that is something automatic that most people do, but I think it is time to step back and think if it is real or not real. These days, trusting this society and what has become of it, is something that needs to be thought of before we actually think its real. I have learned it the hard way. I now, do not trust easily and believe everything I hear easily. I am very careful and I am not naive anymore, like I used to be many years ago. Some things have happened where its been an eye opener for me, and that taught me so much about certain people and their actions. So in future, do not believe everything you hear, and do not fall for things quickly. Unfortunately many people fall for it. So use your judgement wisely and be very careful with what and whom you trust. All the best. That is all for now.



22 thoughts on “Spreading Rumors – Like Playing Broken Telephone

  1. Spot on! I think something that has taught me the value of a second look are some of these crazy viral videos you see unleashed. After you get past the OMG! moment and tell all your friends, you find out it was all staged… Then you feel like such a sap… LOL! Funny how we’ll accept anything, no matter how thin, when the truth is scarce, eh?

  2. Excellent article! I always try to put myself in the other person’s shoes. How would I feel if someone believed something about me without hearing my side of the story! I always think twice before judging others!

  3. Why do u keep calling this a rumor? Its out, this is why he was fired, its why he wont be back and WHY he wont refute it. HE CANT. Ur backing the wrong horse.

  4. Amazing how WOMEN, trash the young lady and protect the violator. I hope nothing like this happens to you daughter, nieces etc. Wonder what you would say to them.

    • She is an “actress” brought in by JFP who is obviously here to ruin the show so it can be cancelled. They hit the motherload with this scandal. The victim can be the accused! So far SHE has said nothing publically, nor has she provided any proof, witnesses, hidden video, etc. Innocentu untill proven guilty

      • Why does she need to provide proof to the public? She provided enough proof to the brass at CBS/Sony and obviously it was enough to warrant them giving MM his pink slip.

  5. Talin~ another great read! I admire your honesty and how you are opening so many minds with your careful, yet delicate words, that make us think twice. I too had to learn the hard way about rumors, and what was said and how it got out of hand. It can hurt so many without the original person who started the rumors even knoiwng or even caring! I look forward to more of your blogs. Thank you! 🙂

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