While reading Danielle’s blog Underland to Wonderland, I came across a post in which she talked about the website Thought Questions and their 365 thought-provoking questions to ask yourself over the course of a year. I decided that I would start answering one of the questions each day for the next year. Not only will this give me a reason to blog every day for a year straight, it will get my creative juices flowing–and I think it will be fun! If you join in please leave me a comment so I can see your answers too. :)
Day #11: Do you think crying is a sign of weakness or strength?
I know some people like to say “strength”, because it takes strength to be honest with your emotions. But really, I feel like it’s a sign of weakness. I cry very easily and I hate it! I hate crying in front of other people. I usually have to tap into something that makes me angry to cut it off. That sounds unhealthy, I know, but sometimes something will really stress me out while I’m at work or in another public situation, and I can’t just stop what I’m doing to break down in tears.
Crying is just a way to express an emotion. People don’t cry because they’re weak or strong. They cry because they are overwhelmed by their feelings. Yeah I get it if you show too much emotions people can think of you as weak or oversensitive. I guess it just depends on why you’re crying.
I hate it when people are like, Oh, you’re crying to make me feel bad and manipulate my emotions. That’s so not true, and incredibly cold!
Such a perfect way to describe it. I think of crying similarly to how I think of laughing, it’s a form of expression
I am the same, and I actually nearly had a cry sesh at work today because I was so angry. Had to rail it in!
It’s tough! I’m getting better as I get older though. I’m better at mentally saying “this is not worth the energy, and I am going to disengage”. I wasn’t so swell with that when I was younger.
I would probably say weakness, because it definitely feels like a weakness for me. I’m the type that tends to start crying when I AM angry, and that frustrates me!
Same here. I’ve always been like that and don’t know why!
I hate it when I have to start crying! But it does happen a lot, I can’t help it!
Especially where animals are involved!