Is it wise to eavesdrop on a conversation?

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  1. sangre profile image95
    sangreposted 7 years ago

    Is it wise to eavesdrop on a conversation?

  2. profile image0
    Lisa Mae DeMasiposted 7 years ago

    Yes and no.  No because you could take something out of context.  Yes because it may be concerning a serious the extent of someone's depression.

  3. N.E. Wright profile image35
    N.E. Wrightposted 7 years ago

    Some people do it without meaning too.  Still, no!!!  Not cool at all if it is normal people in their every day lives.

    Still your question is it wise?  Hum, it depends on why and the agencies.  LOL.  Are we catching terrorists?  Rapist?  Murders?  Than it is very cool.  LOL.


  4. victoria79 profile image61
    victoria79posted 7 years ago

    no I disagree with listening to a conversation because you will find that the problem is that it gives you a depression

  5. DonDWest profile image58
    DonDWestposted 7 years ago

    You would be surprised how hard it is NOT to eavesdrop in on a conversation. If you live in the city, women in public places, such as the bus, restaurant, malls, etc talk about "things" that should probably be discussed in private. People have no censors or boundaries anymore.

  6. shanaya profile image75
    shanayaposted 7 years ago

    I disagree..a big NO from my side...its very bad manners.

  7. Ashantina profile image61
    Ashantinaposted 7 years ago

    most of the folks here have given v polite v pc answers.... in reality we all do it, have done it and there is absolutely nothing wrong with it.

  8. ChristineVianello profile image60
    ChristineVianelloposted 7 years ago

    I do not think it is wise to eavesdrop on other's conversations. It's hard not to listen sometimes when some people are so loud about their buisness.

  9. Jonathan Janco profile image64
    Jonathan Jancoposted 7 years ago

    Usually not. I've had situations where I knew people were eavesdropping on the conversation I was having. Often I will say things to deliberately steer them in a certain direction. If you are trying to overhear a conversation, more often than not the person in question is more aware of it than you think.

  10. lovelife08 profile image60
    lovelife08posted 7 years ago

    Eavesdropping and overhearing are two separate concepts.  It is wrong to purposefully eavesdrop on a private conversation.  If you happen to overhear someone because they are being to loud, that's different, especially if you hear something that needs to be addressed, like if you hear your best friend's boyfriend talking to another girl in a flirtatious way or something.  Then it is wise to go and tell your friend what you've accidentally heard.

  11. ii3rittles profile image79
    ii3rittlesposted 7 years ago

    No, but we all do it. I try to mind my biz the best I can because somethings are not for me to hear.


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