Gossip, Chitchat and Communication

Gossip can serve a purpose, such as discussing important matters of food, shelter, and the well-being of the group or tribe. It can also serve no purpose at all and simply act to familiarize people with each other. It doesn’t have to be negative or positive in nature; it just has to fill the air and allow people to interact. Whatever the case, relationships are being formed and cemented on the basis of something we tend to overlook or downplay as negative—simple gossip and chit-chat.

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