Why do we often talk about others?


We love to talk about others. We speak behind their back about how bad they are. We criticise their work, habits, dressing sense, relationships – almost everything possible!

But why do we do that?

One reason is that it takes focus away from ourselves. Getting in front of a mirror with brutal honesty can be pretty depressing. We may not like who we really are. There may be a long list of things for self-improvement.

However, looking at others and finding flaws is much more effortless and pleasurable. It even helps us to feel better about ourselves.

The question is – Is it worth it?