Drama is caused by the quality of people that surround you and at times because of making poor choices in life. You can avoid drama by surrounding yourself with people that add value to your life and by making the correct choices.
People may think we bring it upon our selves but that is not true we don't ask for what is put on us!! In the past 2 years I never asked to have my mom die of cancer, I never asked for my boss to sexually harass me, I never asked for my sons father to try and gain custody of my son, I never asked for my basement to flood or my husband to betray me or for me to almost lose my life it just happened!! I want more than anything not to have all this drama but it's apart of life!! So I've learned you take it as it comes and you handle the most important situation 1st and go on from there!!
There is some drama we can avoid and some we cannot. The dramas we can avoid, are things like staying away from people who cause a lot of drama in our lives or not reacting strongly to them when they are creating a drama situation. We cannot avoid all drama, but we can always stay calm and logical and not enter into it too much! : D
I believe that people either: 1) create the drama themselves because they may feel that if there isn't a crisis, no one cares about what's going on w/them, thus, drama helps them to feel important (or, in the mix of things), 2) they have nothing better to do than sit around and instigate drama themselves (gossip), 3) they let other people's negativity affect their own disposition.