There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true. ~Winston Churchill
Right now as you read this, there is a man somewhere bored off his wits end trying to get himself busy but unable to. In his mind, there is but a single cure for his boredom, so he tells a story. The problem here is, he does not specify that it is a story, but rather insists that it’s the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. He has started what will become another big rumour.
Who said it? He said it...Who is he? A friend of a friend and he swore that it was true! How many times have you been involved in this conversation either as the disseminator or the recipient of some news? As technology advances, the speed with which rumours travel has grown with it. From text messages to the internet, we are but a click away from either spreading a rumour or deciding not to.