Oh the drama!

For those of you who know me, you can attest to the truth of the following statement. For everyone else, you're going to have to take my word for it - I don't like drama!

I don't mean the profession of acting (Even though some actors really tick me off.) But the whole "drama" thing people put you through in order to make their point (or more likely they are trying to invoke some emotion so that you will agree with their point) really angers me. I'm not talking about dealing with real life and real pain. There are times that life just hits you between the eyes and it's real.

What I am talking about is blowing things out or proportion for some selfish purpose. Now before you start your email to me follow along. I don't deny that I need someone in my life (which happens to be my wife) who is sensitive to the nuisances of emotions and feelings. I am not trying to bury my or anyone else's honest emotional needs. What I am saying is if one uses those emotions to paint a less than honest picture of their situation (which always keeps them in the best light possible) then your living in a cartoon, not reality. If one uses emotions to manipulate others to agree with their position (which usually means someone is going to get thrown under a bus) then someone is ALWAYS going to get hurt. If one uses emotions to hide from their true feelings, the pattern of the behavior is going to repeat itself again, and again, and again, and again, and again - annoying isn't it?

Leaving out details or allowing people to come to false conclusions - invoking emotional responses that benefit you but hurt someone else - living in your cartoon and trying to get others to live in it with you is wrong. Why? Simple really - if you don't tell the truth you are lying. And lying is a . . . . . you know!