"If you reveal your secrets to the wind,
you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.
~Kahlil Gibran, Sand and Foam
In high school cattiness and behind the back whispers were just par for the course. It's sad to realize that this mentality was not left back there where it belongs.
What you say in private always makes it back to the people you were talking about.... and if said people are your friends, in time you may find yourself with no one left in your corner.
Let's all grow up, hold our tongues, and stay true to one another.