Tears know no gender!
"Try and laugh about it.
Hide the tears in your eyes.
Because boys don't cry.
Men don't cry."
You may have grown up listening and following this concrete-defined men-rule.
But tell me, what does it mean for a man to be strong?
Does it mean, he cannot cry, he cannot be vulnerable?
Does it mean, he has to be invincible and never show someone he trusts, his feeble or fragile side?
Does that make him any less of a man?
Or does it make him more echt, genuine and real?
"It's okay for a woman to cry but not a man."
When did tears become gender-specific?
Meant for girls and not for boys?
When and where did we pickup this double standard?
Life is tough enough, but to tell men to shutdown, that crying is for sissies, or to be vulnerable is unacceptable; doesn't in any sense, make a strong man.
You know, the thing is -
You think it makes you look weak and helpless.
But let me tell you dear, IT DOESN'T.
It merely means that you too, have a heart.
That you too, have emotions.
And in truth, doesn't it what defines you for what you actually are; a human?