Crying is hard

Published by Sofia, from Milan on 2020-03-06 in Pop
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We all cry, right? It's a chemical reaction, something that happens when we feel an emotion. It's natural. Then why is it a taboo?

Firstable, let's call out the double standard. If a girl cries, she's just cute and sensitive, but if a boy cries, he should just man up and stop being weak. WEAK! C'mon!
Of course we as a society judge crying as being for weak people, but this judgement is specifically targeting men. But that's not what I want to focus on today, especially because I don't want to assume the gender of whoever is reading this article. I'm only going to assume that you cry and feel kinda ashamed when you do it (so I'm basically saying that you're human).
I'm not afraid to admit that I cry every night. Okay, well, I was pretty scared to admit it, but now I wrote it and I won't go back. So, you're probably wondering why I cry every night. It's not like I have a particularly sad life. But I'm a teenager, so I have a lot of emotions.

Sometimes I cry out of sadness or tiredness. Sometimes I'm overwhelmed by life in general or a particular thing that has happened. There have been times when I cried out of joy, but they're pretty rare. And sometimes I just have something in my eye.
Crying is very therapeutic, trust me. You could probably find a scientific explanation somewhere, but I can tell you that the feeling you get is kinda like the one you get when you scream all your problems. You feel so much better afterwards, right? Well, since this flood of emotions usually comes to me in the middle of the night, I can't just stand up and scream, even though it could be more practical, because I wouldn't have to get up and get some tissue, which is what happens when I cry.

What I'm saying is that we should start normalizing the need to cry and having emotions altogether, because it's something entirely natural and... human. Let's stay human, okay?

(P.S. I'm sorry if you're an alien; I fully respect your existence, but this article is mainly targeted towards humans. Unless you have the ability to cry. So, if you do... well, welcome to the club!)