We’ve always been told that crying is for weak people and it’s what they do best. Its discouraged at all moments and we’re told to suppress our emotions that may lead us to cry. Even if we end up crying, we’re ashamed because of all the things that we’re told. I mean, crying isn’t always because we’re sad instead it can be because we’re too happy or the joy is too much to contain, or even just overwhelmed and feeling anxieties.
As the time passes by, we train ourselves to act in a much more society suitable way instead of letting the natural process of crying happen. We swallow the tears, but some people don’t, in fact, they even cry during a movie in a theater and hence, are considered emotionally unstable or weak.
But this right here is what will help you with; I will help you break the stereotypes, because these people are much stronger than people who don’t cry, apparently. Why? Because they understand other people better and are empathetic toward them and their situations. They have the ability to understand other people’s feelings and motivations better than anyone else does.
For some of you who may not know, a crucial aspect of human intelligence is empathy, which may also be prominent among people that are great leaders or are in general successful individuals. They might come off as weak but in fact, they are very tough mentally and know how to deal and understand pain, grief or happiness. Their understanding leads them to be more kind and gracious toward other people.
When we have the emotional tendency to step into other people’s shoes and take a look at their lives, we become increasingly kindhearted and considerate toward them. We gain a different perspective on life.
At a time like this, let’s remember the words of wisdom said by Roger Eberts, “We live in a box of space and time. Movies are windows in its walls. They allow us to enter other minds, not simply in the sense of identifying with the characters, although that is an important part of it, but by seeing the world as another person sees it.”
People who are emotional or sensitive should be treasured, as even the smallest things mean the most to them. Loyalty, honesty, and truth are close to their hearts and they are not hard like other people because they haven’t turned off their emotions. Turning off your own emotions disables your ability to read them in other people too.
I hope this changes your mind and the next time you feel like giving up on your tears and letting them out or when you see someone else cry. You’ll have a different perspective. You wouldn’t call them weak or too emotionally unstable but instead, you’ll let the tears flow and let others do the same. Feel free to let the waterworks flow. You’re not weak because you’re allowed to cry and know that it only results in making you stronger.
Bob Marley puts it in beautiful words as he states:
“Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet”.