At times they are not necessarily looking for gossip but just wondering if they could look up to you. They become eager to know where you come from, where you started what your plans are and also try to see where you would be ten years to come.
It’s actually difficult to blame it on them because we all know that most people live according to competition. ‘What do you have that I don’t and what are your planning to do so that I could grab the idea before you use it”. Perhaps we should say it is in human nature to stick noses where they don’t belong.