No Shame In Vulnerability. A ‘Life Lesson’ Commonly Repeated

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No Shame In Vulnerability A ‘life lesson’ commonly repeated is, “Don’t let your emotions control your decisions.”, but without listening to my emotions, feelings, attitude, and thought process, how can I go through my life? Growing up, mainly in my years as a young child, I remember being told to hold back the tears when I was crying, to get up when I was down, and to focus on what made me smile rather than acknowledge what made me hurt. Yes, there is a difference in the reasons to be crying and it’s important to make it clear; there’s crying because you did not get what you wanted and decide to conclude your anger by throwing a fit, but then there is the throat burning, nose clogging, jaw tightening crying that surfaces when…show more content…
Expressing your emotions can be easily related to voicing an opinion, which has continuously been ridiculed lately. It can be hard to show emotion when it’s been repeatedly laughed at. Like Amy Tan’s mom, most ignore the sight of emotions because they don’t want to their own to be revealed and some that claim to have an open mind and are curious suddenly shut down and become defensive as if upset by what they chose to hear. So why continue to express yourself and not be heard? Shame surrounds what you found to be the most beautiful part of yourself and you close off, only allowing the re-revised version of you to be met while the raw, scribbled, full version is only be known by you. In the movie Inside Out, a core component to Riley’s self, Joy, overshadows other emotions unknowingly. An unfamiliar stressor interrupts Riley’s life that Joy doesn 't understand and, naturally, does everything in her power to make sure Riley avoids anything that could cause her any sadness, displeasure, or suffering. It’s understandable to not want a loved one in any way aching, such as the character Sadness, who is the epitome of the major blues. Sadness becomes a major emotion Riley begins to experience for the first time back to back and is taken on an emotional roller coaster of confusion and stress. A crucial turning point in the movie is when Sadness witnesses Bing Bong silently cry and then empathetically decides to tell

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