You will not see any photos in this post nor will the rest of my writing be fashion related. However, I'd just like to take this platform to speak from my heart.
According to Wikipedia, "an epidemic (from Greek ἐπί epi "upon or above" and δῆμος demos "people") is the rapid spread of infectious disease to a large number of people in a given population within a short period of time, usually two weeks or less.
There are numerous downfalls in the world today, but there's a serious epidemic in the world of WOMEN. No its not any sort of medical disease or physical harm. Then what is it you may be asking?
There's a great emotional infection running rapid through women in todays society. This emotional infection is the way one woman feels about another woman and goes to another woman and share those feelings. And if that woman is not confidential enough or smart enough to stop the negativity of ones character then it goes on in a continuing battle with no ending. I myself have been a part of this widespread, so please do not take it personal. I've seen the hate on social media, in the work place, even (sadly) place of worship and around the world. It's just something that women need to open their eyes to and recognize talking about one another isn't helping; it just creates negative energy which isn't healthy.
While some may say there are good reasons to tell someone off or stop talking to someone completely, I beg to differ. Those of you who are acquainted with me know that I used to be outspoken and very "tell you off-ish". Over the years I've learned slowly to stop such obnoxious behavior. While I thought it was just "telling the truth", it was an ignorant way to speak up and to make people feel inferior to me. Our ego can get the best of us at times. With that being said, only if I am close with you and something needs to be said I will say it. Otherwise, its hello and goodbye or a decent conversation out of respect. Learning to shut up has been hard, but it has kept me out of trouble.
On numerous occasions, women would try to approach me with the discussion of others, but I either listen and stay shut (just not to be rude), I let them know I'm not interested, or (most of the time) find a way to surface a solution. It depends on my relationship with the person.
We don't know what others are going through in their personal lives, that's why we should practice what James 1:19 says:
"...be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry..." Think about how you would feel if the world was crashing down on you, plus have unnecessary gossip circulating about you.