Today I read this phrase, "What Suzy says of Sally, says more about Suzy than Sally."
Of all the wickedness' of the world, talking negative about others, I believe, is the most dangerous. When we talk about others - good or bad - we open the door for others to do the same to us. And by darn, I don't need bad juju floating around, not at all.
I will not talk negatively about my ex, about this company or that company (particularly the ones I work for), or anyone else, for that matter; it just isn't worth my time.
I'm a firm believer in - "Be the change you wish to see in the world," so when I feel negatively toward someone, I have to look at myself and see what I need to change.
It's more than, "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all." I believe in removing myself from negative energy - including walking away from a conversation when back-talking is happening. I have before; I will continue to. Integrity/Karma -