Why the Drama?
So, I was thinking about this topic as I was waiting to pick up my son from Kindergarten. A woman was parked in the middle of the street blocking traffic. A man was parked next to the sidewalk by a “No Parking” sign. He said she needed to move because she was blocking the road. She proceeded to tell him to “F… off” – in front of little kids and a school no less. Real classy lady!!! He replied “Oh, that’s real nice.” She proceeded to say “Yeah, why don’t you just F… off..F… you!” I couldn’t believe it! Everyone was watching what was happening but nobody was saying a word. I didn’t say anything, because who knows if she has a gun or a knife or is on the brink of going postal on everybody?
It instantly caused me to reflect back on my high school days. Fights most often occured between women and involved yelling, swearing, earring yanking, clawing, and of course, pulling hair (sometimes literally out of the other person’s head). Most of the students would run to the fight and just stand there like a bunch of ancient cavemen yelling “Fight, fight, fight, fight….get her!” I was usually standing there while students were flying by me, on the brink of tears, saying, “Why doesn’t somebody stop them? Somebody’s gonna get hurt!”
So, why are we (men and women) drawn to drama? I thought about it for a second and my initial thought is that it takes people away from thinking about their own lives. They are so engulfed in the drama of somebody else that they stop thinking about themselves. What are your thoughts? Why are men and women so drawn to drama? If you see a fight breaking out, what do you do?