Drama and Gossip, What’s the Point?

Molly Bond

Are you one of those people who is constantly fighting with your “best friends”? Do you get jealous of each other over grades, boys, or athletic success? Do you also make that jealousy obvious on the Internet?

If you are one of these people, you are in desperate need of a reality check.

Girls around our age are famous for being mean, nasty beings, constantly bullying other girls into a nervous breakdown. If only the TV shows were exaggerating. But the fact that it is a common stereotype for girls to be catty, it does not mean that you have license to be one of those girls, especially not to your friends.

So what is the cause of all this inter-clique drama? What makes girls turn on each other so quickly, and with such finality?

“It’s a competition thing,” said freshman Leah Benson, who in the past has had her fair share of friend drama. “No one wants to be the one with the failing grade or the lame wardrobe.”

This seems too cliche to be true, but sadly it is quite common among girls over the age of twelve.

But why does it happen between people who are friends?If these people are your BFFs, then why do you fight all the time? Best friends are supposed to actually like each other.

Being that is 2012 and today’s kids are completely immersed in technology and the social network, at least once a week there is a not-so-subtle status set on Facebook in regards to a cat fight . This is mainly done for attention, which is just plain pathetic.

This drama happening via the social network leads to another ugly element of today’s society: gossip. Once just the slightest word gets out concerning somebody, it spreads like wildfire, and the next thing you know, the whole school is whispering behind your back.

And who wants that? Nobody.

The most effective way to avoid being gossiped about is to avoid drama all together. Just do not associate yourself with a known drama king or queen.

Are you one of those people who just loves stirring up problems with your friends? Just remember how much it would hurt if your friends were talking behind your back.

Avoid starting problems with your friends. Because gossip and drama end friendships all together.