You and me both! I have always thought it good to express my emotions even if those around me thought otherwise. Crying, laughing… the whole range… and in a country that espoused the silent male accomplishing great feats without emotion other than a wry smile from time to time.
Why has it been men who have been confined in an emotional prison for so long? Training, tradition… there are a bunch of names for it… but why?
My wife is very closed emotionally and it manifests in explosions rather than a slower, natural release. One can change behaviours much easier than one’s emotions though it can be done. Due to severe depression I have had crying, nay, weeping spells that have felt uncontrollable so have taken meds to suppress. Not very good!
I tend to cry due to joy and happiness these days… also my meds are spot on for depression so I experience only a clear mind.