Shame

I feel embarrassed to cry. This society teaches us from day one that it is shameful to cry. That crying is wrong and naughty and a disgrace.

It is too bad people both men and women and boys and girls could cry without being judged whiners or babies or made fun of shamed and humiliated or be invalidated.

 

JesusistheTickler JesusistheTickler
26-30, F
5 Responses Feb 13, 2009

I feel the exact same way, i guess i just dont like people knowing im sad and i feel weak when i cry. Even If im alone it feels stupid and shameful. Id rather be mad instead.

I feel the exact same way, i guess i just dont like people knowing im sad and i feel weak when i cry. Even If im alone it feels stupid and shameful. Id rather be mad instead.

I know, it is unfortunate because I think it's true sometimes that there is an unconscious judgment on people who cry that they are being weak in some way. I'm inclined to disagree with that though; the body has that mechanism because it's useful in performing important functions like relieving you of the emotional pain you've been feeling and by reducing the stress on your body created by that pain, thus bettering your health and increasing your survival (making you stronger and more resilient in both body and mind). <br />
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Just saying; it's kind of silly of those people who condemn others for crying to ignore that such a mechanism has stuck around with us for thousands of years and probably has a purpose; therefore it shouldn't be tampered with. Being healthy emotionally and physically shouldn't be something to be ashamed of. :)

CRYING is a natural part of life!<br />
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GEE, here in Australia,over half the country has cried in the last week!,,,,So many of the biggest men themselves!<br />
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DO not let them stop you crying....Tell 'em They're Jealous!

CRYING is a natural part of life!<br />
<br />
GEE, here in Australia,over half the country has cried in the last week!,,,,So many of the biggest men themselves!<br />
<br />
DO not let them stop you crying....Tell 'em They're Jealous!