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I haven't cried in over 15 years or so although it's not some macho thing where I repress tears. I've just learned to cultivate a positive way of thinking about things that makes it so I'm happy or at least content more often than not.I'm into Stoicism which is about eradicating negative thoughts that lead to sadness or anger and cultivating a type of thinking pattern which is still realistic but makes us happy. I'm also married to a Buddhist who is good at a similar thing: inner peace and happiness and all that.I find few reasons to cry as a result. It's not like I'm a Stoic sage or zen monk though who never gets upset. It's just that when I do, it only lasts a few minutes before I start challenging the negative thoughts and find a way to cheer myself up again.
That said, I've never been, at any point, the type to shed "happy tears". I never understood what that's about. If I had that, then I'd be shedding tears far more often these days as a result of happiness. :-D
Similar case for me with anger. I used to have severe anger issues when I was younger where I never hit anyone out of anger, but I did do things like punch walls if someone was really pushing my buttons. I also haven't had that type of angry outburst in over 15 years (around the time I started studying Stoicism).
These days if I start to feel even mildly upset or angry, I can kind of hit a pause button, think about why I'm upset/angry, then eradicate the thinking patterns that are making me feel that way. Then I'm good like new within a few minutes. I've gotten pretty decent at that sort of self-therapy.
Every day these times
wov 1 day, it is a score
No I hold my emotions in until one day I kill somebody. That is just the American way.
I hold it in. Crying makes me feel weak
It’s been years there has been no need
I don't think I've cried in years
I only cry when I'm on my period.
Everyday as of lately.
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