As a young girl, I loved reading your column. I rarely related to the troubles your writers had, but still I was facinated by their desire to seek your help. I pondered your responses and thought about how I would have answered. I found it amazing: your idea of lending an ear to strangers and letting them feel less isolated…through your wise words. You cared about these people.
Back when the world was much smaller (before social media) you gave troubled people hope!
Although, your success was based on feeding the nosy people of our society!
I do believe that gossiping can provide some help to troubled people by giving them the opportunity to compare themselves to others.
This helps them find clues to where they fit in society.
Is gossip really part of human nature? Yes!!!
“Human beings are mostly social beings and often depend on others to fine-tune themselves.”