This is just a little rant I wrote back in 2011 that I still think is kinda relevant in society.
Drama: n. a state, situation, or series of events involving interesting or intense conflict of force.
“Drama” “Watch out for the drama” “Beware of the drama” “The internet is full of drama” “Drama, it’s what teens do best”
The internet and Drama. They seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly, Romeo and Juliet, or the cat and the mouse. It is all you hear in the teenage world “drama”. Relationship drama, friends drama, depression drama… and so on and so forth….. but really what is this drama? Is it a call for attention? Is it a plea for help? or Is it a pissed off person trying to get their way? Truly I think it is a combination of all of the above.
People need to learn to look into drama more. Sure it could be that bitchy 13 year old girl, or that dude who lives in his moms basement, but it could also be that depressed girl, a girl reaching out to fellow people for help in her final attempt to be pulled from depression before she takes those pills. That is what we need to look for.
We cannot just dismiss every last complaint and bitchy post as useless drama. It is not all drama and antics. I speak this from experience. I post about something that is wrong with me, or in a group about depression I talk about my depression (shocker!) and what do people do? Of course they do not respond and attempt to help, they accuse of making drama and just wanting attention.
I’m sorry, I did not realize that reaching out for help from my fellow “community” is now drama and grounds for someone to be called an “attention whore” I thought that we were here to support others.
Please, don’t take this as some rant about my own personal experience. I am also talking from things I have seen. Legitimate cry’s for help from people who just get yelled at for causing “drama” being an “attention whore” or “wasting space”. I have seen people drop out of the online communitys because of the mean things people say about their “drama”.
I’m not saying that people should go to every post and deeply analize it and consider if it is a cry for help. I just am saying that people should pay attention and refrain from being a douche canoe.
Overall, if you get anything from this, or even feel like remembering something from this. Just know that people have reasons for posting things. If people seem like they are complaining don’t just dismiss it, something might be wrong.
Pretty much, pull your head out of your ass and think for once before putting someone’s post down or insulting someone. There is a person behind those words.