Maybe some gossip is positive though I cannot recall anything positive in any of the gossip that I have ever heard. It has always been decidedly negative and often destructive to the person that is the object of gossip. Gossip can be especially destructive to young people. They have not figured out yet how to shake off gossip like dirt off your shoes.
To you I would offer the advice of Coach, Philosopher and Life Coach, John Wooden. "Be more concerned about your character than your reputation, your character is who you really are, while your reputation is merely who others think you are." Remember, all kids count.
Scot Hurlburt can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org