People Who Cry During Movies Are The Strongest People Of All
I have to write this blog post
if for nothing else,
pure vindication. . .
During our entire life, we are being discouraged to freely express our emotions, and we are being told that crying is a sign of weakness and a reason for shame. Yet, crying is our body’s natural way to respond to strong pain, sadness, and joy. . .
G O O G L E
A W A Y
. . .I’ll wait
There’s some real evidence based data here
Over time, we learn to swallow the tears and express ourselves in a more suitable manner. But some people seem to be unable to hold back their tears when at the cinema or in a theatre, and they are often considered to be emotionally weak.
I’m the biggest
C R Y B A B Y
listening to music
or hearing a particularly sad story. . .
H o w e v e r. . .
we are here to break these stereotypes, as these people are apparently much stronger than we believe. Namely, they are highly empathic and tend to identify with other people, trying to understand their feelings and motivations. . .
Pass the tissues. . .
or a towel
Empathy is a crucial aspect of emotional intelligence, and this ability is prominent among great leaders and highly successful individuals. These people are mentally tough and know how to relate to others and share their pain, grief, or happiness. Moreover, they are more generous and sociable.
Nothing like finding stats to back you up
affirm you, huh. . .
When we step into a character’s shoes and envision a different reality, we develop into more open-minded and understanding individuals, and we become increasingly compassionate in our interactions with others.
We’ve sweetened the deal a little. . .
Taken some of the saltiness out of the tears;
WE ARE NOT CRYBABIES
which only use to be chiefly in science fiction
describing a person with the paranormal ability to apprehend
the mental or emotional state of
it’s really just the mere capacity to understand or feel what another person
is experiencing from their point of view. . .
It’s the capacity to put yourself in another’s shoes and actually walk in them
FEEL WHAT IT’S LIKE
Let’s remember Roger Ebert’s words of wisdom:
“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.”
Therefore, next time you feel like crying or see someone crying while watching a movie, take these things in mind and stop judging. Also, if you feel emotional too, do not hold back the waterworks, but feel free to shed a tear instead. . .
there’s really some things
W O R S E
than being a
C R Y B A B Y
N O T
being O n e,
R I G H T