trying to figure out why most girls cry so damn much, and I don’t.
I thought it was because of girls being genetic “drama-queens”, for the most part. Girls just need to release their pent-up energy of overwhelming sadness, anger, stress, et cetera. But! Today, I found this article by the dailymail.co.uk called “Why DO Women Cry Such a Lot?” (in the content source of this post).
One particular blurb from the article: “Women are ‘allowed’ to show feelings, and always have been, whereas men bottle them up. I have no idea whether this is also physiological, or purely psychological - what I do know is that many men would be better off having a good blub.”
THIS MAKES SO MUCH SENSE TO ME. Women are allowed. They were trained that it was okay for them to cry. When you see a little girl crying, her parents are comforting her, trying to console her. If you see a boy cry (at least when he hits a certain age), like the article states, he is likely going to be told to ‘man up’. Crying is natural and good to experience - at the right time - but girls will just cry over anything. I’m curious if that is a healthy amount of crying though. In another article I found, women cried approximately ONE YEAR AND FOUR MONTHS OF THEIR LIVES. CRYING.
Who has it right, the men or the women?
I’m not sure whether to feel grateful that my father treated me like a boy when I was younger, telling me to basically ‘man up’ (I mean, he didn’t say it like that, but you know what I mean) and quit my crying. Personally, I feel grateful for that. I like being difficult to read.
Wearing your heart on your sleeve is weakness.
Also, I’m wondering a little bit if this is why I have an androgynous-like psychological mind. I’ve done some tests that indicated my brain was like an average male with strong left-brain dominance.
Actually, I wasn’t left-brain dominant when I was little. Up until at least 5th or 6th grade, I would say I was strongly right-brain dominant. Very creatively driven, artistic, feelingy. I cried a lot, then. It was a huge struggle of confusion, especially with my dad’s forms of punishment and his struggles to get me to stop crying and stop showing that kind of emotion, to keep it inside. Maybe this is where my androgyny comes in. My brain doesn’t know what to feel or do. It’s stuck between left and right-brain dominance. I’m in the world of science and logic now, but it remembers being driven by creativity. I’m both. Maybe, also, this is why I feel like I have multiple personalities. I feel like right-brained sometimes, then I feel like left. My brain never fully developed one side of the brain. It isn’t in the middle, though. I don’t have equally-working side brain segments, but it seems to flip from one dominance to the other, depending on a hodgepodge of environmental inflictions.
(Source: Daily Mail)