Monday, December 25, 2006

Times when it is legitimate to cry

All of the propaganda that we have been force-fed since birth that it is OK to express your emotions probably should make us empathize with people when they cry. However, most of the time that people cry (especially men) it's pretty much impossible not to view that person like an absolute chump. It's embarassing for the person crying, and it's embarassing for the person that is watching. Quite frankly I'm somewhat embarassed just writing about it. That said, there are a few times that it is acceptable to cry, and I figured that this blog should attempt to chronicle them:

- Death of a loved one (obviously)
- While chopping onions
- Looking for some time at a very bright surface, such as a pool, without sunglasses
- Watching the end of "It's a Wonderful Life" on Christmas Eve with your mom, two days after you got back from college, after having not been at home for four months. Not that I did this. But, hypothetically, if one had done so, it would have been legitimate. Definitely.