Two Faced Troublemakers
During our empty conversation this week I believe I was the only one to admit, at least verbally, that stirring up trouble (gossip, drama, etc) is fun. Now I’m not saying that I do this on a daily basis but, honestly, who hasn’t caused trouble at least once in their life?
Some people thrive on gossip. Some people thrive on drama. Others thrive on bullying and others thrive on various forms of troublemaking. Why is this? Is there something lacking in our lives that makes us crave these things? The best I can come up with is that it makes us feel better about ourselves. It provides excitement to the mundane.
I Used To Fall Prey To Gossip
I work in a restaurant with about 30 other females. That is a recipe for gossip and drama. Why is it that females are associated with gossip and drama in the first place? When I think about why I’ve participated in these troublemaking tendencies it’s hard for me to understand the reason behind it. It does make me feel better sometimes. It is exciting. Even when I’m not participating in it and I am watching other peoples drama it’s fascinating. Tell someone a secret and it’ll be spread around the restaurant in a matter of seconds.
The Root of Being a Troublemaker
I’ve found that most people that cause trouble are two-faced. Friendly to your face to get all the juicy details or what they want from you and then the second they turn around they are already planning on who to tell. Everyone is concerned about everyone else’s life. It’s sad to say that in order to get through a day at work you pretty much have to keep to yourself and not talk about your life.
In the end, I believe that causing trouble is a simple matter of not being happy with ones self. It takes the focus off of the troublemaker so no one can see how unhappy and miserable they really are.