Dr. Scott Lyons is convinced that we are addicted drama because of social media.
Lyons’s new book Addicted To Dramaexplains that drama can be a stress reaction. The psychologist explains that, like all addictions it is hard to identify in ourselves. However, there could be a way that our nervous system overreacts to life.
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He tells Sonia Baghdady, “It is not always easy to understand beyond our own exhaustion of being around someone in constant chaos or crisis.” Advocate Now. “Like a hurricane, they drag you into the storm through gossip or jumping to one issue after another, or from one challenge in a relationship to the following, that’s a kind of chronic way to bring suffering into your life.”
Lyons explains that stress, and the inability of feeling satisfaction can be behind these behaviors. Some people will keep themselves busy with social and work events in order to avoid being alone or facing their inner problems.
He explains that “you can recognize it when you cannot settle down because settling in calmness doesn’t equal safety for these people.” It means that settling…