Drama nowadays is inevitable. I wish it weren’t. It seems like everywhere you go, there’s always some sort of beef stew a brewin’. Katie likes Jack, but Jack likes Chloe, but Chloe likes Tom. *eye roll* Drama. It happens at school, work, in families, within friend groups and everywhere in between. Though some people thrive off drama, I want a minimal amount of it in my life. Life is already hard; I don’t want extra problems to make it even harder.
Drama is very negative and doesn’t really make anyone feel good if they’re apart of that scene. I think some need to take a step back and question whether or not something good will come. Often times, nothing does. Nothing is gained — people just get hurt and stressed out. Shouldn’t we do more things in life that make us happy? If so, starting drama or adding to it isn’t the way to do it.
Though I try to keep my life pretty drama-free, it somehow seeps in. Drama can happen to you directly, or you can hear about it from others. Unfortunately you sometimes have to hear things you don’t want to from others. It’s disheartening and really sucks if it pertains to your situation. Those who just like to start things and get in your business should be aware that you may not even want to open the door to the drama. Save the drama for your llama.
So, is there a way to avoid drama completely? Not that I know of. I’m thinking there’s a couple ways to keep it to a minimum though.
- Find a new friend group: If you have a lot of drama going on with your friends, expand your horizon. You don’t have to be bound to one group. Get out and explore other people out there.
- Stay out of it: You don’t have to partake if you don’t want to, unless it involves you. If you start getting roped into some unwanted drama you didn’t start, put down the popcorn and back away. Don’t even get involved. You’ll be much happier.
- Don’t take sides: If you somehow do have to deal with a splash of drama, stay unbiased. Consider both sides of the story and keep it to yourself. Refrain from your middle school self and don’t spread what you hear.
Story by Meg Illig