Another Truth I Didn’t Want to Hear

Though I’ve lived long enough to have had to face what a flawed human being I am,
I have still clung to the thought that I have a few traits that I’ve always considered virtues,                                                                                                                                                                          forgetting that everything has a flip side.

One is that I don’t tend to gossip.

Another is that I outgrew getting laughs at others’ expense
fairly early in life and turned my need to be humorous onto myself.

On face book the other day, someone had put one of those truisms people like to collect.

This one made me cringe.

” There’s a plus side to egocentric people.
Since they only talk about themselves, they don’t
tend to gossip about others.”


About Eileen

Mother of five, grandmother of nine, great-grandmother of five. 1955 -1959 Rice University in Houston, TX. Taught primary grades; Was Associate Post Director of Religious Education at Ft. Campbell, KY; Consultant on the Myers/Briggs Type Indicator, Was married for 60 years to an Architect in Middle Tennessee.

Posted on May 14, 2019, in Gifts of Age, Humor, Personality, Spiritual and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Deetra Sternall

    Eileen, I hate that when that happens! With all of those truisms going around though, it seems to happen more than not! Thanks for sharing. One day I may get brave enough and comfortable enough with myself to share also. Lol


  2. Semmes (Ray) O'Leary

    I’m egocentric AND I gossip about EVERYONE, only I seldom get the names right and end up telling the gossip victim the gossip about them; I usually gey very bad reactions.


  3. But enough about me, let’s talk about you!
    What do YOU think of ME?!


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