Girls love drama. Some of us are drama queens and love
to be the center of attention, and others prefer to hang out in the audience and just watch the dramatics unfold around us. Of course there are always people who prefer to keep to themselves, but when something gossip worthy is occurring, itís a rare individual who honestly doesnít care to hear the latest or see what happens next. We just canít help it!
The Drama of it All
There are lots of ways to get a drama fix. Television
is great at giving us what we want. Do you think soap operas would be nearly as popular as they are if we werenít tuning in? Hearts are breaking and betrayal happens right and left.
Only in a soap opera can a girl find out sheís adopted, realize she was about to marry her real brother and then be targeted for murder by her mother. Oh, how we gobble it up.
Of course, soap operas seem tame compared to their cousins - the reality shows. If my reality was anything like the reality I see on television, I probably would have been beaten up or gone insane years ago.
How can there possibly be so many crazy people in the world, and how do they manage to find each other in front of television cameras? Iím sure the producers of the shows have nothing to do with it.
Sure, Iíve seen a few fights at school between girls, but Iíve never seen the kinds of catty remarks and hair pulling Iíve seen on MTV. And its not limited to teenage girls Ė grown women the age of my mother have been known to throw down over the craziest things. Itís a bit shocking, but I personally find it hard to change the channel in the middle of someoneís psychotic breakdown over what she thinks someone else said about her in the confession room.
Why Do We Love it?
If we were objective about it, we would say that peopleís drama is their own business. But we donít. Instead we eat it up and sometimes even help it along Ė even if we know itís wrong. Spreading gossip is obviously a bad thing, but Iíve been known to do it. Sometimes the stories are just too interesting to resist Ė especially if you know itís true. I know, I know Ė Iím going to stop.
Iím pretty sure we love drama as much as we do because it fills a need for excitement in our lives. Some girls like to live drama and others just prefer to watch it. There are tons of emotions involved in anything falling in the dramatics category. Tears, joy, anger and excitement can all coexist in a single moment.
Drama elicits feelings and fascinates us. Nobody would be interested in watching a show about a street full of women who just hang around texting each other or talking on the phone. But a street full of women who cheat on their husbands, stab each other in the back and constantly plot against each other is down right interesting Ė especially if itís your street!