In this blog post, I will write, in my opinion, about being emotional and how it is healthy and shouldn’t be seen as a bad thing for both men and women but especially men.
Let me tell you a story before diving deeper into the topic.
I recently watched Tokyo Ghoul, the anime. The protagonist of the anime series is Kaneki who is an emotional person and likes reading books.
But he has low self-esteem. And he went through physical torture from an enemy which left him traumatized. He is also mentally unstable and has developed an alternate personality to cope with the trauma which I am not sure how much of it is scientifically accurate.
His whole journey throughout seasons 1 through the last season is to integrate his personality and introspect in his dreams through various events and external conflicts.
Ultimately, in the end, he emerges victoriously and becomes confident and integrated and lives a happy life after conquering his enemies and bringing peace among ghouls and humans.
I am sure he loves reading even now after integrating his personality. He is an emotional and happy man.
Now let’s dive deep.
In my opinion, being emotional has nothing to do with being weak or being less manly. It is totally normal to be emotional.
We can cry after watching a sad movie, laugh heartily at a joyful event, express grief over someone’s death.
We need not suppress our emotions as men.
I don’t know exactly how much suppressing our emotions harms our mental health because I am not a psychiatrist. But I strongly believe that no feelings are bad. All feelings must be felt.
So the next time anyone tries to make you feel ashamed about expressing your feelings, just ignore them and express your feelings.
I know that it’s harder than the way I say it but we need to try. Maybe you are in the wrong place if you are not allowed to express your feelings.
It’s not selfish of you. It is totally normal to express your feelings in a healthy way.
Being emotional is not bad because expressing your feelings is normal and natural in my opinion for both men and women.
Thank you for reading this blog post. Please comment-
How do you feel when you or someone else makes you suppress your emotions? Do you feel good or not so good? And why do you think that happens?