Many of the gossips and rumors about us can, of course, be overlooked thinking that they are trifling matters. But, in terrible cases, we need to handle them tactfully to neutralize their harms on our personal well-being.
Firstly, we should try not to leave any room for making negative rumors about us by doing things as better as we can in strict compliance with the norms and values of the concerned place and position. Secondly, we need to publicly disprove false rumors about us and clarify people with the facts describing that something partially happened or something else happened or never happened. Thirdly, in few other cases, they are so serious, intolerable and directly intended to damage someone’s reputation that the victim finds no any other choices but to seek legal actions through the concerned legal procedures.
The false rumors about others are often spread as part of leg-pulling stereotype of jealous ones, particularly in our Nepali society, to pull back their relatives and colleagues. If people do not have any business in their hands, some of them become rumor-mongers and target the important and influential personalities with blows of fabricated gossips and rumors.
In fact, it’s hard to evade untoward talks about us, so we need to change our own perceptions to convert them into our constructive strengths rather than being revengeful against them. We need to be proud of hearing any backbiting about us based on the rationale that a tree that bears most fruits also receives most stones even though we are not really the high ranking figures or the VIPs.