My favourite Wilde quote is this:
“The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about”
I always say it when tiresome people begin to whine about gossip.
The term “insular” doesn’t come from nowhere.
I used to do a lot of work on the islands just off our Maine coast. On Islesboro, population 566, there used to be a big fuel tank beside the main road onto which someone had graffitied “WHY GOSSIP?”
I’m glad you escaped the gossips’ clutches, Dennett.
Ever since I was a child I watched my mother enjoy that fact that she was the first one to share a piece of information with my dad, she almost felt bad when she wasn’t the first one to share some news. I also heard people of all genders participate in, almost relish information(read non-public…