A boss of mine once said, 'Complacency kills.' This is apropos to any situation. Furthermore, gossip kills, in today's day and age. It is gossip that makes us complacent, for the most part.
While gossiping, people miss the little things in life; the little important things. Two girls could walk past Cupid while discussing the Kardision TV show. Two men could walk by Aphrodite while discussing sports. I am sure it happens all the time.
Today, no choices are had, they are forced. People discuss topics given to them by the main stream media. There is very little creative thought. Lovers manage their time. Families subdue theirs. Life is not known until it is too late.
The culture has unraveled at the strings. The emperor of humanity is naked, and even the children have not noticed. This because the parents hide all eyes behind a veil of gossip. Now people have steered clear off of a proverbial cliff. The gossip of our society has killed the dream of nirvana, before the dream had a chance to be realized.