Many years ago when I was new in town, someone who felt threatened by my qualifications said some untrue stuff about me to another.
That person as a result decided to steer clear. However, we had to interact within the club we were both heavily involved with and within a short time we became best friends. (She told me well after the fact.)
Years later starting in a new workplace there were several people vehemently slagging off a particular person, but I resolved to form my own opinion. She and I became good friends.
Do your own research I reckon.
© Maia Kshemya 2016