One who wishes to succeed in guarding his tongue should do the opposite of what gossipers do.
They usually gravitate towards crowds so that they might glean a piece of information which they could thereafter use to degrade others.
They also pursue new developments in other people’s interpersonal relationships so that they could have more to gossip about throughout the day.
A G-d fearing Jew should do the opposite.
[Rabbi David Hanania Pinto]