"Rumors are carried by haters, spread by fools, and accepted by idiots"- Anonymous.
Rumors are the manifestation of the brain in order to get some interest in the lives of others.
Gossip is basically lies and more lies. It cannot hold any significance. It is the result of being idle and lack of activity. It leads to nothing but misunderstandings, confusions and ill-placed relationships.
The fundamental reason is ENVY. It is said that “envy takes no holidays”. A person may be at a much higher position than us, which is not liked by us. In this case, we tend to create false rumors about that person.
The second reason could be FREE TIME. It is said that “an empty mind is a devil’s workshop.” When one is too free, there is nothing to engage oneself with. In such a circumstance, one creates gossips and rumors about others.
Thirdly, BAD COMPANY could also be a reason. One should make friends wisely. Certain people do not work and not even let others work. They will make a mountain out of a mole. Such friends and such company should be avoided.
Hence, various reasons could be responsible for spreading gossips and rumors.