For most of our lives, we are encouraged to suppress our emotions. Society does not want us to freely express ourselves. Most people assume that crying is a sign of weakness and reason for shame.
However, crying is our body’s natural way to respond to joy, sadness, and pain. A very wide variety of emotions are associated with crying.
As we grow older, we learn to swallow our tears and express ourselves differently.
Some people are unable to hide their tears when watching a movie and they are often considered to be emotionally weak.
But that is not true! We are here to shatter the stereotypes. People who cry during movies are much stronger than anyone wants to believe.
More specifically, people who cry during movies are actually highly empathic and tend to relate with other people. They understand the feelings of others on a completely different level.
Empathy is an essential part of emotional intelligence. EQ is an ability readily found among great leaders and highly successful people.
These types of people are extremely mentally tough and know how to relate to others and share in their emotions. They are often more generous and sociable as well.
When you are able to envision yourself in someone else’s shoes, you will become a more open-minded and understanding individual.
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.”
The next time you see someone crying or feel like crying while watching a movie, keep these things in mind and don’t judge.
When you feel emotional yourself, don’t try to hold back the waterworks. Shed a tear and embrace your emotions!
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