So why did Adler do this to himself and the Jewish community? While I have only met him once, he seems to enjoy stirring up controversy. He thinks it somehow unites the Jewish community; it gets people talking; it ensures that people know who he is; and, yes, it helps him sell newspapers. With this piece, he actually may have accomplished all of those things!
But, at what price? Was it really worth it? Personally, this episode has given me new reasons to proceed with caution as I speak and write. Words clearly have the power to take on a life of their own, regardless of what the speaker or writer may have actually meant. Like Like. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email.
Notify me of new posts via email. Search for:. Andrew, good luck picking up all of those feathers…  Telushkin, J. Like this: Like Loading And how much are we inconsciously influencing others with the negative dialogue we are having with ourselves? Let us all learn from this story and cultivate more compassion, patience and understanding for all our fellow beings. Thank you Bob for sharing.
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I hope people take this to heart and try to find the good in others and practice patience, humility and forgiveness. Thank you, Gail. And, YOU always say the kindest things. Sandrine, what great thoughts. Thank you for sharing with us. Thank you!
Being one who has been hurt by gossip like so many have been , I try to disarm it whenever it comes my way. Your blog reminds me that disarming gossip only gathers one of the feathers that have already been scattered everywhere. I always admire a person who brings me good news about another. Especially when they do it over and over and over. By the way regarding your third to last paragraph , if you need to say something less than positive about someone in order to protect someone else, that is not considered gossip because it is necessary.
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Thank you, my friend! Miguel in his book The Four Agreements sums up perfectly the power and damage done by our word. Thank you everyone and thank you Bob.
Such wisdom! However the comments are worthy of note and so powerful. Not just our words…but our thoughts can be damaging! This is worthy of note because the negative thoughts could so easily come from the person who was hurt. Now I must do some deep and honest soul searching to ensure that my thoughts are not being negatively and still actively being affected.
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I came for a story, but I got a lesson! God bless you. Thank you, Marcia, for your very kind comments and excellent insights. I think most of us I know I do need to constantly be aware of both our thoughts and our words. Hey everyone, have you heard the latest about Bob Burg… he is a dynamic speaker who cares about the people he spends time with!!
I am all for gossip — we should do it all the time — positive gossip that is. We should constantly be building people up to others. That is how I have gotten to know about Bob and his abilities. Merely want to say your article is as tonishing. The clearness in your post is simply impressive and i can assume you are an expert on this subject. Well with your permission allow me to grab your rss feed to keep up to date with succeeding post.
Thanks a million and please keep up the strong work. I figure this gossip has prevented me from making new friends, but who needs such friends that judge by what others say than to judge for themselves. So I repeated my response…. I know what those feathers feel like and am shocked to see how many people believe the negative words spoken about others. When the young man saw the task was beyond him, he fell at the feet of the old wise man and begged for forgiveness. Let us both leave the sadness behind and seek our healing, for now you understand it is you who has the greater wound.
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