It took me a long time to settle into this same mindset. When I was younger, my coworkers treated everything like a competition. They wouldn’t hesitate to step all over each other to get a bigger bonus or promotion. And I was stupid enough to buy into it. It was exhausting and made me hate my job even though I was actually paid quite well.

Thing is, some people enjoy drama precisely because it’s more exciting than peace. The problem is that drama never comes in small doses. It’s infectious and branches out into other areas of your life, and then you suddenly find yourself wanting nothing to do with any of it. That, I think, is when most people learn that peace is better than drama, even if it’s more boring.

Outer space enthusiast. Japanese history junkie. I write about politics, culture, and mental illness. Disagreement is a precursor to progress.

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