Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Crying In Strength

Although I don't cry regularly, I do cry at times, usually out of exhaustion or worry. I get tired of memes and quotes that refer to crying as a weakness. Even the ones that mean well aren't getting it right. You know the one: "Crying is just a sign that you've been strong for too long". It still implies that giving in to crying is a loss of strength - which is frustrating and utterly wrong.

It would do the world so much good if we would simply embrace the emotions we were born with and accept that they are part of the human blueprint. That is not to say that you should be crying nonstop in a state of hopelessness, nor displaying other emotions, such as anger, in an unhealthy manner. But releasing emotions, including tears, as a productive measure is not only okay, it's the right thing to do for your health and well-being.

I'm glad someone is talking about it. Facing life in a realistic way is strength, not weakness. We should do what we need to do to process our daily lives, and that includes emotional responses.