You have heard of fair-weather friends, right? Where they only hang around when times are good? Well, I have noticed something lately – and I am not sure if it’s the result of reality show programming, or ADD, or the George Bush presidency, or *what* – but why are we becoming a nation of relationship rubberneckers?
I have some people in my life who only pay attention to me or others when something bad is happening. Or do the same crap over and over again, clearly sucking on the drama tit to make sure everyone in the room feels pitifully sorry for them, and pays way too much attention to them. Again.
Now, obviously my life is not drama free – no life is. But I feel lucky, happy, excited, JOYFUL that for the most part my life is good. What is wrong with that? What is wrong with hoping friends will partake in that celebration?
Yes, I realize we are all SO busy these days. I realize NO ONE has time to read, view, comment, star, love, hug and kiss everything I do.
But WHY is the drama more important than the joy? Perhaps it is a bit of crisis-mode, the feeling of putting band-aids on relationships when people really need them.
But the balloon that is seemingly floating along on a breeze is just as easily popped as well.