Stoicism and Courage

Crying is not a weakness.

Trying not to cry means that you’re trying to make yourself believe that the situation didn’t affect you, that you are fine. It means that you’re lying to yourself.

I cry, because I am ready to Accept the fact that it hurt me and in hindsight, even if I saw it coming it still hurt me deep.

And that’s okay. There’s nothing wrong with that. It just means that you’re alive. It just means that you’re human.

Cry.

Let it all out.

Learn from it.

And never look back.

Cry, and feel the weight lift from your shoulders, like a heavy burden being released from from your mind in the form of tears.

So, next time you see someone on the verge of crying, think twice before you tell them to be strong and hold themselves together, because not letting that weight escape and not acknowledging the tumultuous emotions can do more harm than breaking down into tears.

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4 thoughts on “Stoicism and Courage

  1. Absolutely. We need to own our feelings, be aware of them and express them, but with awareness. I think lying to ourselves is our biggest obstacle in life. This is a thoughtful and insightful message.

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