Sense and Sensibility

What is the author saying about her views of gossip?

I have read the book and I don't understand her views on gossip Can someone explain or give me direction?

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Of the utmost importance in polite society, where it is not to one's advantage to let people know all that you think and feel. Marianne's lack of discretion leads to a great deal of gossip and a very public snubbing by Willoughby; lack of discretion anf gossip in many others indicates poor manners and a lack of refinement.