Expository- Gossiping is harmful

“Can you believe she did that.” Gossiping is not always true. And most times it is harmful.

One of the multiple reasons why gossiping is hurtful is that people manipulate the story into something more dramatic and fake. For example, one time my friend pushed me in a playful way, but word got around that she beat me up. But the truth Was that all we were doing was playing. So the next time you are about to gossip, think before you do.

In addition to fake and manipulated stories, gossip travels quickly through your school – ENTIRE SCHOOL. For example, that same story started with one or two people ends up now being hundreds. And the worst part is the story is not even true. So a person should think about the damage that is done to so many people before you spread a rumor.

Just like in the movie Mean Girls, their group of friends that made a “Burn Book”. In the book they judge and then write mean and harmful things about others. Hints the name of the movie… In the movie this book is a BIG problem. And it got around to the whole school. Wouldn’t you hate it if someone wrote in a book what the didn’t like about you. This is a form of gossiping.

Now I hope you see how gossiping can be so cruel and can spread very quickly. Just remember if they gossip to you, they will gossip about you.

6 Comments on Expository- Gossiping is harmful

  1. laurenh313
    February 14, 2014 at 11:56 am (9 years ago)

    Great job on elaborating! I also feel that gossiping is harmful and can do many things to damage a friendship.

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  2. Susannah
    February 14, 2014 at 12:52 pm (9 years ago)

    I like how you gave so many examples!

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  3. andreal411
    February 14, 2014 at 12:57 pm (9 years ago)

    I completely agree. Gossiping is definitely harmful and can ruin friendships in a flash.

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  4. izzyf428
    February 14, 2014 at 1:00 pm (9 years ago)

    This is really good and so true! Good job on showing examples!

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  5. hannahd721
    February 14, 2014 at 4:03 pm (9 years ago)

    I like when you say, “… your school- ENTIRE SCHOOL.” It really emphasizes the reality of how quickly gossip spreads. This was a very good piece; I enjoyed it a lot!

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  6. domoniquef300
    February 21, 2014 at 11:37 am (9 years ago)

    This expository is great! I love your examples, and your right gossiping is harmful!

    Reply

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