People thrive on drama. There is something exhilarating about being involved in an exciting, adrenaline pumping, tense, controversial or even confrontational situation. Even if you are not directly involved in the situation, just talking about it can often make you feel alive and like you are part of something special. Some people are great at creating their own drama, where others are always looking for somebody else’s drama to latch onto.
Unfortunately, people fail to realize that nothing good can come from it. I’ll say it again: nothing. Whether you are at school, work, church, or even just spending time with family, you will never be able to improve a situation by adding fuel to the fire. It is everyone’s responsibility to avoid drama as much as humanly possible. It is like a great philosopher named Booker T once said: “Save the drama for your mama.”
If you are gathering information because you need to make an informed decision, have at it. If you are trying to add factual information to a rumor filled conversation, proceed. If you are taking a stand for your faith, hallelujah! If you are actively seeking justice for yourself or a loved one, play on. But when you get to the point where you are adding to the drama instead of putting an end to it, you need to take a step back and remove yourself from the situation. The moment that your involvement stops being about a solution, it is time to take your spot on the sidelines and take off your swagger mask. Don’t feed the drama monster.
"A perverse person stirs up conflict, and a gossip separates close friends." (Proverbs 16:28 NIV)
How do you avoid getting involved in the drama surrounding your life?