Drama: Is It Worth the Hassle?

Has there ever been a moment in time where you thought things couldn’t get worse and they somehow did? That happens to all of us! For many people, especially high school students, the biggest problems come in the form of drama and gossip.

These two things have the power to destroy and tarnish a person, their family, company, community, and cultural views. Although seemingly simple,  the concept that words can have a large impact on people’s esteem is true.  At times, everyone forgets this, getting themselves and others in ‘hot water’, or even worse…they become responsible for the demise of someone else.

By Nakeyah Williams

Photo Courtesy Nakeyah Williams

The Bible says in Psalms 34:12,13 NLT “Does anyone want to live a life that is long and prosperous? Than keep your tongue from speaking evil and your lips from telling lies! Turn away from evil and do good. Search for peace and work to maintain it.”

With this in mind, whether one believes in the Bible or not, for peace, preservation, and growth, everyone should seek to speak only the truth and forget about making up stories or embellishing the facts for an audience’s imaginations.

When you think about it, most things that people gossip about is not even their business to begin with. What attracts people to it (the gossip) is how dramatic people get over things. But when one takes the time to look at all the facts, most people realize that the supposed drama, is really nothing out of the ordinary. 

“Tell me, is there ever a time when peace is not valued or where happiness is not desired? There is always room for peace, cohesiveness/ constructiveness, cheerfulness, consideration and respect. Without these key components wars are started, people are killed, and others are forever sad or lonely. Plus, who likes a person who is always down on life and the people around them? Who likes a person who constantly stirs up trouble?” one student remarked when asked about the importance of striving and keep peace with others.

Another high school student said “NO ONE likes when people talk about them, trash them, are rude to them, or inconsiderate of them. Which means that EVERYONE should respect each other, be honest, and considerate of EVERYONE no matter the circumstance. Otherwise, when something happens to them, people are going to think back to the time they got badly treated and pay them back. ‘What goes around comes around’. ‘Don’t dish out what you can’t handle!’ “.

So there it is folks. If you want to be treated fairly or avoid drama and gossip, don’t be a gossip or person who starts drama over nothing consequential. If it is a matter of importance to you, handle it with discretion, manners, and consideration for all. Then people will be willing to do the same concerning you.

It is not worth the hassle or trouble. Stay away from drama and stop gossiping!

How do you view drama? What is your take on gossip? Is gossip or drama worth your time? Is there a situation where participating in either justified or right? Let me know what you think.

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About JayJay Sierra

I enjoy to laugh. Love God and have an appreciation for art and music of all types. But with all this in mind I still really enjoy writing on a variety of subjects and styles.

Posted on January 17, 2013, in Spiritual Life, Top Stories and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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