Let Them Talk All They Want

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Gossips are everywhere! Too many people worry needlessly about what people are saying about them. But here’s the thing, people talk. They’re going to have something to say about you until the day you die. Get used to it. Better, yet embrace it! Love it!

Here’s Why:

1. Although hurtful, when people talk about you, they make you relevant! Good or bad, it means you’re an exciting topic- you’re not dull. Remember that it’s much better to be good or bad than to be boring.

Businessman not listening to nonsense.

2. When people engage in petty gossip about you, it means that they can’t get you off their minds. Somehow, someway, positive or negative, you’ve made an impact on them. You’ve stirred emotions up in them.

3. When people talk about you, it means they don’t have lives of their own and are obsessed with yours, which means your life must be more exciting than theirs.

4. When people talk behind your back, they reveal much more about themselves than they do you. Remember the old proverb, “Great minds discuss ideas, Average minds discuss events, and Small minds discuss people.”

Remember, Haters Make You Famous

5. When people can’t shut up about you, you’re the one who’s in control of them. Because you occupy a large amount of space in their minds, you’ve affected them profoundly and with little or no effort.

6. The people who blab about you expend a lot of their energy on you while you get to save yours. They’re thinking of you without getting so much as a thought from you.

7. When you’re the topic of others’ discussions, it means that they’re your fans, only they don’t know it.

8. In a nutshell, when people can’t stop running their mouths about you, it only means that you have a tremendous amount of power over them, and you didn’t have to make an effort to get that power! Yay, you!

So don’t give their talk any validation by reacting. Just sit back and be amused by the talkers. Petty gossip is just that- petty!

Give ’em something to talk about

With knowledge comes empowerment!

16 thoughts on “Let Them Talk All They Want

  1. WritingfromtheheartwithBrian says:

    Love your reasons. They all make a ton of sense. But why do I still care. Oh, I’m an adult about it and I eventually move on, but I still occasionally get bothered. And then it upsets me even more that I’m letting external factors that I can’t even control bother me. Ha, ha. No, your points make a ton of sense, I’ll certainly try to think it through next time. Thanks for sharing.

    • cheriewhite says:

      You’re so welcome, Brian! And you’re right, you shouldn’t care what people think. And this is just another way to think about it and sadly, humans, by default, blame themselves and feel a degree of shame when people talk bad about them. And no doubt it can be hurtful. I do believe we can train our minds to think more positively about it. 😊😊😊

    • cheriewhite says:

      Oh, no, Monika! Not at all. But more restrictions have been placed on my blog. And I feel a little discouraged is all. It’s all I can do just to keep writing new posts. I may go on another hiatus. Also, I’ve got a new job, so that takes some of my attention away from the blog. I’m so sorry I’ve been so silent.

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