Let’s face it, drama wears us out and is generally a waste of time. People who think something is an injustice, when really it’s not. People who speak loudly with anger about a minor infraction. People who complain about small, everyday events. People who blame others for what they did themselves. These are the ones who make us unnecessarily stressed. They create conflict when there shouldn’t be any.
However, there is the opposite as well. The times that we try to quiet conflict when a loud voice is necessary. The times when we condemn a complaint when it is justified. When people are blamed and punished for what they didn’t do. Sometimes stress really is necessary. Sometimes only stress will open our eyes to reality. Especially reality we don’t want to see.
A recent study I read found that most complaints about oppression and injustice are ignored or silenced because people don’t want more stress in their lives. They’d never admit it, but they’d rather oppression continue than to have more drama in their lives. They’d rather people suffer than to have another burden on their shoulders, even that of listening to a complaint. The Emotional Cost of HumanityWe seek peace in our lives. And the path to peace we believe, in our heart of hearts, is more quiet, less stress, less drama. But in reality, our human nature requires challenge. We need to learn to face conflict well, and that means we must stop avoiding conflict. To be our best selves, we must work to make our worlds the best they can be for everyone who lives in them. This means that we must accept a certain amount of drama.