I don't care about people gossiping about me, so if it's not a conversation or tone I'm comfortable with I won't participate. If it's nasty and irrelevant, I'll leave altogether. My friendships are not predicated by my willingness to speak negatively of others, those that are, aren't friendships I need.
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