Next is a principle that runs through the book of Proverbs, the life of Jesus, and the writings of Paul and James.
4. They do not want to end the news feed. (Gossip)
Some people simply have a "need" to gossip. We all do this to various degrees... but in the end; it is like a drug to some. While it is a stretch to say that gossip is an addiction, the flesh feeds off it in much the same way. The problem with gossip is, much like an addiction, the gossiper may not think they "have a problem". This is not to belittle real addictions, but gossip is not one of them. It is a sin and must be stopped. Fortunately, Jesus died for this sin as well. It must be repented of and stopped as soon as possible, because gossip can be extremely contagious.
A perverse man stirs up dissension, and a gossip separates close friends.