Wherever you are, you cannot avoid gossip
There is classroom politics at school, and office politics at work; as long as there are people, there will be politics.
In fact, not all gossips are harmful. Sometimes proper gossip symbolizes a healthy working environment.
We were born to like gossip, because this is an important channel for us to get information; in the meanwhile, chatting with acquaintances gives us a sense of belonging.
However, it is an undeniable fact that real life gossip often develops into a ridiculous war and is ultimately no good for anyone.
How do we survive this unfortunate environment?
Well, the simplest solution is this:
Rumors stop here.
The nature of gossip lies in spreading, thus the best way to end gossip is to stop spreading the rumors.
Remember, although people often enjoy talking to those who love gossip, they do not really like this kind of people.
After all, anyone can understand that they can talk to you about other people today, they may talk about you behind your back tomorrow.