How I Live Without Drama
I finished high school in 1993 and was glad to see it go. I was fed up with the social roller coaster it had me on. The pressure to ‘fit in’, the back stabbing, the gossiping, they all make up the same thing – Drama. As I grew older I sadly realized adults create drama just as easily.
The minute you say something about someone that you would not say to their face, you are creating drama.
The minute you listen to someone’s story (their version of it) and take sides, you become involved in their drama.
The minute you make situations more difficult than they need to be, out of fear, insecurity or anger, you are creating drama.
I have learnt to use my words very carefully. If a friend feels the need to vent about someone, I will offer to listen but I won’t advise. If a friend asks my opinion on a situation, I will provide insight on both viewpoints. If I am inevitably dragged into drama, I will remain neutral.
Some drama is unavoidable. We are all humans with different ideas and opinions. When the big “D” starts waiving its flag, speak your mind, quietly and clearly and be fair to all parties involved. Do what you can to dissolve it, not feed it. Drama can easily escalate into hurt feelings, mistrust and sometimes even end relationships.
“If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”
We have all heard this. What a wonderful world it would be if we all lived it. Choose your words carefully.