I was listening to a radio station not long ago and they posed a question about a new (fake) technology. The new gadget would basically ‘listen’ to everything you said and when you started talking about a person, it would record the conversation and then send it to the person you were talking about.
Do you think that would cut down on the world’s gossip? It would definitely cut down on local gossip!
No more, “Did you see what Sarah wore today? Ugh! That was a horrible dress!”
People would for sure keep their mouth shut a little bit more.
I thought about this a lot. How much do I say in a day about other people? Would I be mortified if whatever I said were recorded and sent to that person?
Since this radio segment, I have tried to be more conscious of the things that seep out of my mouth. If I wouldn’t want the person I’m talking about to hear what I’m saying, then it probably just shouldn’t be said.
However, I’m not perfect…. and I’m glad that this was a fake gadget that the radio hosts were talking about.
What about you? How often do you gossip? How often do you complain about people or make fun of people? What if there were a device that would record what you said about a person and send it to them?