No trauma or drama. An experience of life to appreciate, we can't ward off crisis forever, and shouldn't feel superior if we have managed to avoid it for quite a while. Well, it is true that one's lifestyle can have a lot to do with reducing the incidence of crisis. But we are not invulnerable and we are not infinitely competent or powerful.
Crisis can stimulate creativity, but it can also consume a person to the point where he or she has no emotional or physical energy left over to paint, or write, or make music, etc.
No trauma, no drama. Someone tell the pundits on cable that we are sick and tired of being bombarded with horror stories generated by far right politicians wreaking their havoc on the nation.
No trauma, no drama. This is the lifestyle that the middle class strives to maintain. And I understand that impulse to avoid crisis--at virtually any cost. Now that I seem to be ensconsed in the middle class (for the moment, anyway), I understand how comforting it is to feel secure in one's immediate environment and to not be wanting for the primary necessities of life. And a few creature comforts are welcome. But losses will inevitably occur, through, for example, through death, unemployment, divorce, serious illness, family dysfunction, legal problems, etc.
I know people who seem to be addicted to the experience of crisis. I may have been in a "previous life." This tendency may be related to a thirst for excitement or a way to avoid more mundane but serious challenges of life. Regardless of the cause, this tendency can wreak havoc on a person's life, and the lives of those around him or her.
No trauma, no drama. I appreciate having this experience of life, but know that this hiatus is fleeting when one considers the grand sweep of time, the imperfection of human beings, and existential realities.