The small self (ego) gossips because there’s lack within, this creates the need to feel superior. So when a person gossips it’s only to subconsciously fill this lack and make themselves feel superior to the person being gossiped about.
The reason why gossiping is so damaging is because of the energy emitted when it’s being done. Gossiping energy arises from one’s own lack of self worth and it engulfs all the gossipers with this lack energy. It doesn’t affect the one who is being gossiped about because for the most part they’re probably unaware it’s being done. Gossiping is also very damaging because it involves multiple people, it’s like the energy of a riot, neither can occur with just one person. Once a person starts gossiping and another person unconsciously attaches to it, it will continue to grow depending on who’s in the room and how unconscious (lacking) they are. It will only be attached to by those who have lack because it’s done to fill the lacks void. Even if the gossiping about another person is warranted to a degree, who is perfect enough to cast the first stone? All humans are fallible and act selfishly at times and that’s mainly the energy of those who gossip.
The small self (ego) gossips because it needs to feel superior to others, so when I talk about you it’s only to subconsciously make myself feel more superior than you. After all gossip is never or hardly never about something good, it’s mostly about something negative. Gossiping is what happens when there’s idle time and not much is going on. It’s difficult not to be pulled into gossips energy because there’s not many people who don’t like to feel superior than another person. Gossip is shallow and unless there’s truly an understanding that you are complete just the way you are and there’s no need to talk about anyone else, one will continue to harm themselves by talking about others and keeping the selfish energy of gossiping in place.