Today’s insight journey led me to the idea that drama is overrated. It seems as though just about everywhere that we turn we run into drama-filled situations and issues – on television via “reality” shows, in our families, and, for some of us, in our workplace. Drama is certainly interesting, and whenever drama surfaces there exists a virtual guarantee that the day (or evening) will not be boring. But what is all of that drama doing to the individuals whose lives it touches?
Drama, though it may liven up life and fill our days and evenings with spontaneity, is at its core focused on bringing destruction to our lives and to us. It feeds off of the negative feelings and emotions that we experience, and simply serves to reproduce more of the same. It multiplies the level of stress that we experience and it robs us of peace, joy, happiness, and contentment. And if we are not careful, drama will invite misery to visit, and misery is the type of houseguest that is never willing to leave.
I know that this may sound a little tongue-in-cheek, but please know that I say what I say because I truly desire the best for everyone. A life filled with drama may be exciting for a little while, but in time that excitement wears off and we do not realize the heavy and extensive toll that drama takes on our lives until we wake up one day having forgotten who we are and why we are here. So, I encourage all of us to do our best to minimize the amount of drama that we allow in our lives, knowing that we will thank ourselves for it both now and later. #lovebythedrop