Piper Peanut: on friendships

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Hello WHHS,

It’s me, Piper, back to talk to you about something that you may have experienced or heard about in your lives. Drama. I am going to be real with you guys, drama stinks. It is stupid and no one should be involved in it. Whether it is about you and a friend, a crush, or anyone you may have beef with, the best way to solve drama is to talk it out and get as few people involved in it as necessary.
I know that sometimes if you, or another person, are mad at each other you don’t want to tell them directly how you feel because you either don’t want to apologize, or you are afraid of what they may think. Of course, as Piper, I guess I have to give you real and helpful advice.
In my life, when two people are fighting, I try to be there for my friend, but at the same time, know little information about the topic. If you don’t know stuff, you may be out of the loop, but at least you are not involved in the drama.
When you get older, you will learn that drama is not worth all the problems it creates and you could seriously damage important and loving friendships. And now that I am so wise, I can tell you something even better, an unknown concept that people may not know, but that can help you avoid drama all together. Don’t have close friendships with dramatic people. Be kind to everyone, but don’t put energy into drama. If there is drama every week among your inner circle, some friendship is not worth all the stress and heartache.
Of course, I am perfect and never have to deal with drama, so I would not know… Oh wait, yes I do. No matter what you may think, everyone experiences drama and that is okay. As a person, it is up to you to draw the line of when it is too much. Period.

Anyway, as always, love,
Piper