Ecclesiastes 7:21-22 (HCSB)

Don’t pay attention to everything people say, or you may hear your servant cursing you, for you know that many times you yourself have cursed others.

     We are apt to listen too much to people and allow it to affect our lives too much.  Don’t pay attention to everything that people say about you.  What good does it do to hear someone close to you verbally abuse you?  No good at all.
     Also, before you throw stones about gossip, remember that you, dear reader (and me), are guilty of gossip as well.  We would be wise to be humble in the face of criticism.