ss_blog_claim=8dcabb3175f064b32823a45ed345083b Majik's Thoughts: Telephone

10/02/2007

Telephone

Do you remember a game played as a child called telephone. Do you remember a simple sentence like "Mary wore a red dress" was whispered into the ear of the person next to you. Do you remember how that simple sentence turned in to something outlandish like "Mary rode a pink and purple elephant while carrying a red umbrella?" Does anybody remember the moral lesson behind the game?

Recently, in my circle of friends, we had an impromptu game of telephone. One of my friends was trying to keep a secret with one person, and that person spilled the beans to another and all down the line things became interesting, to say the least. It was another one of those who seeing who gossip things, and honestly, who cares? If you don't want anybody to know who you are seeing, make sure that person is from out of town, because in a small town, or city, it doesn't take long to figure it out. Another thing, if you don't want anybody to know who you're seeing, I have two questions: The first one, what are you ashamed of? And the second, how many other people are you seeing?

Gossip can be a vicious circle, everything that is said can and does get misconstrued, just like a simple sentence like "Mary wore a red dress." Now that we are adults, the game "Telephone" can be very interesting as well as annoying, and sometimes a major source of drama, just in case prime time television hasn't given you enough. The moral lesson of the game sometimes gets lost, but really, does every body still have to create drama with children's games? We're adults now, enough of the childish games. As much as we all like drama, enough is enough, its time to grow up. I'm not saying that you still can't be a kid at heart, but just don't let the "pink and purple elephant" get into your red dress!

1 comments:

Marie said...

Well I have to agree we all need to grow up and stop playing games. If you really don't want someone to know something keep your mouth shut and don't tell anyone... it is very simple.. People have to remember once you tell someone something even though you ask them not to say anything, it is human nature to tell someone at some point. it may seem harmless but hey if the person asked you not to say anything it was for a reason. Your right though it doesn't take very long for the infomation that was given in the beginning to change to something crazy....

So again the moral to the story is if you don't want anyone to know something then don't say anything. if you don't care then by all means say what you want....

The thing is if you tell someone something that you don't want to get around. you need to wake up and smell the coffee and realize that it is going to end up being talked about eventually.. And you need to deal with it...

But really we aren't in highschool anymore so grow up...

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