It’s really easy to believe in people, but it’s altogether too easy to lose faith in people.
Today your world could be built up, or torn down. So it all depends; how are you going to react to the things that people do or say?
Rumours and gossip have been known to create false hope and destroy real dreams. Personally I refuse to listen to them. If possible I try to change the topic of conversation. I’d rather go straight to the source, or not think about it at all. It’s a pity if everyone keeps passing rumours and gossip on.
I don’t accept anything I hear by ‘word of mouth’ as the truth. I always do my best to keep an open mind, not make quick judgements and remember that every rumour is like playing a round of ‘Chinese Whispers’. A game where every time you tell a friend a story, it changes, so by the end it sounds like something completely different. ( This game is known in some other western countries as “Broken Telephone” )
If we are all just listening to the truth and keeping to what we know as truth, then how could anything get so distorted as that? I want to change at least my small portion of the world, so that we can all think a little clearer, and perhaps even think better of each other…
Do you really want to make life-changing decisions based on a game of Chinese whispers?