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"GREAT MINDS, THINK ALIKE"   was once one of my favorite sayings ; [ used  whenever a friend &  I said the same thing at the same time] .Today, it  has been replaced by b
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GREAT MINDS; THINK ALIKE

posted at 12/13/2010 8:00 AM EST
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"GREAT MINDS, THINK ALIKE"  was once one of my favorite sayings; [ used  whenever a friend &  I said the same thing at the same time] .Today, it  has been replaced by by a new ( to me ) quote:
"Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people." -Eleanor Roosevelt

I was  tauught that gossipping Frownwas wrongEmbarassedSealed; EleanorRoosevelt  statedit better than I could ever & said it all  in one  simple sentence.

Re: GREAT MINDS; THINK ALIKE

posted at 12/13/2010 8:43 AM EST
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Gossip is a very hurtful.When someone gossips you can rest assure when your're not around they gossip about you too! Gossip for the most part is full of lies and half truths.I adore "Mark Twain" one of his quotes (A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on it's shoes) boy isn't that the truth.When I was a girl one of my teachers had us play a game called telephone we all sat in a line and we had to whisper in each others ear what our teacher had whispered in the first person's ear.when it was over the teacher told us all what she had said and had the last person in line to repeat what was whispered in their ear,it wasn't even close to what the teacher had said.So it goes to show you how people change what was originally said.I thought that was an excellent lesson.

Re: GREAT MINDS; THINK ALIKE

posted at 12/13/2010 3:42 PM EST
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I agree with you totally, Gale!

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posted at 1/28/2011 8:52 AM EST
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Great points, Gale - I agree

Re: GREAT MINDS; THINK ALIKE

posted at 1/28/2011 10:05 AM EST
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I was taught by a wise woman (my mother) that if someone is talking about you  they are leaving everyone else alone

Re: GREAT MINDS; THINK ALIKE

posted at 1/28/2011 11:42 AM EST
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In Response to Re: GREAT MINDS; THINK ALIKE:
I was taught by a wise woman (my mother) that if someone is talking about you  they are leaving everyone else alone
Posted by CONNIE C


My Mom told me the same thing.  She was so right!!

Re: GREAT MINDS; THINK ALIKE

posted at 1/30/2011 11:09 PM EST
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I agree with all of you.

When I was in grammar school our school nurse had a wall hanging in her room that had that saying on it.  I always rememered it.  I always disliked gossip and did not listen to it or participate in it.

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posted at 1/31/2011 7:59 AM EST
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I think talking about people in hurtful ways is cruel.  I know many people do it to make themselves feel better.  It is sad that they can't see how something like that won't make them any better.

Re: GREAT MINDS; THINK ALIKE

posted at 2/22/2011 8:18 AM EST
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Gossip and rumors can do a lot of damage that shouldn't be done in the first place.

Re: GREAT MINDS; THINK ALIKE

posted at 2/22/2011 9:11 AM EST
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What is your definition of gossip.
Is passing on information about a friend gossip?
If you like a person and find out that they are going through a divorce from information that you got from another friend is that gossip?
If you find out someone you don't particularly like is going through a divorce from another friend, is that gossip?
In one case you may feel sad and call and offer support in the second you may take "secret" pleasure in the fact this is happening to someone you are not fond of.

Is passing on the information in the first case gossip?  Is passing on the info in the second gossip?

I guess it all depends on the intent of the information.

Re: GREAT MINDS; THINK ALIKE

posted at 2/22/2011 9:49 AM EST
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I like to mind my own business, that way no one gets hurt

Re: GREAT MINDS; THINK ALIKE

posted at 4/13/2011 9:50 AM EDT
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This is so true.  Vicious gossip helps no one.

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