I will be starting a new “series” of blog posts entitled “Status”. It will be about various things that go on in people’s lives that I have decided to write about. Make sure to tell me what you think in the comments below!!
Have you ever been labeled as “unemotional”? No one has ever called me that to my face, but I know that I’ve definitely labeled myself that. I’ve watched countless films, read hundreds of books and heard so many stories, a good amount of them being sad. Yet, no matter how much I might try to make myself, I rarely ever cry in these situations. I’ve only cried over one book and one movie, and that’s it. Sure, I might get choked up and tears might start to form, but they never actually come out. It’s like I’m too hard-hearted, too unemotional.
What’s worse, though, is the fact that I don’t cry when someone tells something sad that happened in their life. I desperately want to cry, I desperately want to reach out and cry with those that cry, to show that I DO care. Yet, I won’t cry. I’ll feel absolutely horrible and my stomach will hurt over what I’m hearing, but I won’t cry. It’s horrible!
I was telling my mom all of this, but she told me something that has stuck with me and that I wanted to share with you all. She encouraged me to realize that not everybody is going to cry over stuff like that. She told me not to beat myself up over that, and to realize that everyone is different and that there IS reason for how God created me.
So, that being said, I just wanted to encourage you all to realize that you’re not too hard-hearted, you’re not unemotional.
You’re just the way that God created you, and there’s nothing wrong with that.
2 thoughts on “Status: UNEMOTIONAL”
I like this. I’ve never been told that I’m unemotional, but I’ve wondered sometimes why I don’t feel outwardly sad at certain things like others do. The reverse happens too, sometimes; I’ll get emotional at things that most people don’t react to like that. But you’re right, it’s ok.
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Yup, and it often feels like there’s a problem with you because everyone is choked up and crying and you’re not.
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