“Emotion is a sign of weakness.”
I am completely offended by this remark. This is why people are afraid to show how they really feel. This is why people who are lost and depressed feel so alone in this world, like they aren’t normal. This is why people with mental illnesses struggle so much….because they are made to feel weak. Are people who kill themselves weak? Are those who have a chemical imbalance in their brain weak? It’s insensitive people like this who make it so hard for others to feel like it’s okay to break down, give up and struggle.
I cry. I breakdown. I feel like I want to give up. Sometimes I get so trapped in this deep dark hole and when I climb the walls to escape they just crumble in my hands. I have this feeling like I’ll always be stuck in that hole. So I guess this makes me weak?
No. It does not make me weak, and it does not make anyone else weak either. When I come out of that hole, I am stronger than I ever was before. I struggled, but I still fought to get past it. We need to feel emotion, pain, confusion and fear. It reminds us that there is something better out there that is worth fighting for.
So, I say emotion is a sign of strength.
Re-blog to let others who are struggling know that they are not weak and that it is okay to feel this pain. To those who are fighting like hell - I admire you, you’re the strongest people I know. /end rant