Have you ever held another person by the throat of a rumor?
Have you ever held another person by the throat of a rumor you heard because it made you feel better about yourself for doing it?
Did you bother to ask questions?
Were you 100% sure of your supposed proof or the credibility of the source and it’s own intentions for starting the rumor in the first place?
Was it made a “secret” on purpose so that the accused could never defend themselves?
Did you perpetuate it, add to it?
What did you get out of that?
Did you bother asking for both sides?
Did you stop to think at all, or just judge because you could?
Did you stop to question why the rumor was started and circulated in the first place?
Did it make you feel like a big person to have helped someone destroy a reputation for sick self gratifying satisfaction?
Do you like to run in cliques against one person?
Do you enjoy being a bully?