10 Things All Unemotional People Can Relate To

10 Things All Unemotional People Can Relate To

A salute to those who have never cried over a movie, graduation, breakup, or basically anything.
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For some people, emotions are significant aspects of their lives. People cry in the midst of sad moments, happy moments, and everything in between. People also pour their feelings out to other people and expect others to do the same for them. You, on the other hand, are not one of those people. You enjoy being happy and not dealing with yours or other peoples' feelings. The thought of crying in front of others or being around crying people makes you cringe, because that's just not what you do. You've never been one to express or deal with emotions, and you probably never will be. Here are 10 things all unemotional people can relate to:

1. People assume you're heartless.

It's not that you don't have feelings, you just don't have too many negative ones. You may have occasional fits of anger, but sadness? Not so much. You just choose not to deal with crying or talking about your feelings. Why be sad when being happy is so much more fun?

2. You're the only one who doesn't cry during sad movies or sappy chick flicks.

All of your friends tear up at the ending of cheesy romantic movies, but you're just like:

Even the movies that are legitimately sad don't really have a tear-jerk effect on you. You just can't bring yourself to feel sad about something that's not real. Even if it was based on real events, you still see it as just a movie.

3. Senior nights, graduations, final performances, and other "final moments" that are sad for everyone else don't have much of an effect on you.

The end of something that was great is a little sad, but you knew it was coming, so what's the point of getting upset about it? Things end and life goes on, and that's perfectly fine with you.



4. You don't understand how people can so easily cry in front of other people.

Even if you do cry often, you sure as hell wouldn't do it in front of anyone. That's just too many feelings and too many people to deal with them. You can handle it yourself.

5. You don't know what to do when people cry in front of you.

It's not that you're not sympathetic; you don't like seeing people sad or crying because nobody should have to deal with sadness. But mostly, you don't like seeing people sad or crying because you simply don't know how to react. Should you get them a tissue? Should you hug them? Should you pet them? Who knows? You'll just be awkward and find someone else to help you out in the meantime.



6. You don't like when people tell you about their feelings.

You don't really have that many feelings, so what makes people think you're equipped to deal with theirs? You don't want to be rude, but you don't really want to hear about someone's sadness when you can't help with it.

7. If you ever do show the slightest bit of feelings, people like trying to embarrass you for them.

If you're ever even slightly upset, people who know you well like to say things like, "Wow you actually do have feelings!" Good thing you know how to play it cool.

8. You think it's stupid when people cry about a boy or a girl.

The longest you've ever spent crying over a significant other was anywhere from zero to five minutes, after which you realized that you're awesome and crying is a waste of time. You can't fathom why people cry over someone else for much longer than that. You know that anyone who lost you should be the one crying, so why let someone else keep you from being happy? You sure won't.

9. Weddings and other happy events that can be emotional for some people leave you completely dry-eyed.

You've never understood "happy tears," and you probably never will. If people are happy, why are they crying? It just doesn't make any sense to you. Maybe you're just too busy at weddings thinking about food and dancing to get emotionally invested in the happy couple.

10. In the rare event that you do feel sad or want to cry, you're pretty confident that something's wrong with you.



Maybe you're sick. Or dying. Either way, something is messed up. Then a few minutes pass and you realize that you're fine, and you keep living your life with laughter and happiness rather than sadness and other sappy, unpleasant feelings you don't care to deal with.

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An Open Letter to the Person Who Still Uses the "R Word"

Your negative associations are slowly poisoning the true meaning of an incredibly beautiful, exclusive word.
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What do you mean you didn't “mean it like that?" You said it.

People don't say things just for the hell of it. It has one definition. Merriam-Webster defines it as, "To be less advanced in mental, physical or social development than is usual for one's age."

So, when you were “retarded drunk" this past weekend, as you claim, were you diagnosed with a physical or mental disability?

When you called your friend “retarded," did you realize that you were actually falsely labeling them as handicapped?

Don't correct yourself with words like “stupid," “dumb," or “ignorant." when I call you out. Sharpen your vocabulary a little more and broaden your horizons, because I promise you that if people with disabilities could banish that word forever, they would.

Especially when people associate it with drunks, bad decisions, idiotic statements, their enemies and other meaningless issues. Oh trust me, they are way more than that.

I'm not quite sure if you have had your eyes opened as to what a disabled person is capable of, but let me go ahead and lay it out there for you. My best friend has Down Syndrome, and when I tell people that their initial reaction is, “Oh that is so nice of you! You are so selfless to hang out with her."

Well, thanks for the compliment, but she is a person. A living, breathing, normal girl who has feelings, friends, thousands of abilities, knowledge, and compassion out the wazoo.

She listens better than anyone I know, she gets more excited to see me than anyone I know, and she works harder at her hobbies, school, work, and sports than anyone I know. She attends a private school, is a member of the swim team, has won multiple events in the Special Olympics, is in the school choir, and could quite possibly be the most popular girl at her school!

So yes, I would love to take your compliment, but please realize that most people who are labeled as “disabled" are actually more “able" than normal people. I hang out with her because she is one of the people who has so effortlessly taught me simplicity, gratitude, strength, faith, passion, love, genuine happiness and so much more.

Speaking for the people who cannot defend themselves: choose a new word.

The trend has gone out of style, just like smoking cigarettes or not wearing your seat belt. It is poisonous, it is ignorant, and it is low class.

As I explained above, most people with disabilities are actually more capable than a normal human because of their advantageous ways of making peoples' days and unknowingly changing lives. Hang out with a handicapped person, even if it is just for a day. I can one hundred percent guarantee you will bite your tongue next time you go to use the term out of context.

Hopefully you at least think of my friend, who in my book is a hero, a champion and an overcomer. Don't use the “R Word". You are way too good for that. Stand up and correct someone today.

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Sorry People, But #BelieveWomen Is #UnAmerican

Presumption of innocence is a core American value

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There's a saying: "Lack of faith and blind faith - both are equally dangerous". Believing sexual assault accusers who are women just because they are women besides being the very definition of sexist - prejudice based on sex - is setting a harmful precedent on the way justice is served in this country. See, what this movement has done is changed justice from "prove guilt" to "prove innocence", an important and incredibly dangerous difference. Where is the due process that our Founding Fathers envisioned, fought, and died for?

Due process is an integral part of the reason why we have the United States of America. It was so important to our Founding Fathers that they included it in the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eight (the Bill of Rights), and Fourteenth Amendments of the Constitution. It galls me to see how privileged modern day feminists are - so privileged they seemingly forget the freedoms this country affords them, so they may live their life, expect liberty, and be unhindered in their pursuit of happiness.

#BelieveWomen is a vigilante movement - and with vigilante justice the innocent always hang with the guilty, one of the very reasons for due process. I've heard the argument it's better to let innocent men rot in jail than have rapist men walk free, an argument, despite being incredibly moronic and unAmerican, that would not be made if the accused was a man close to the woman's heart. Because with the change to "prove innocence", the assumption will be guilt, and a confirmation bias will be created. Whereas if the assumption is innocence, the jury must be convinced beyond a reasonable doubt that a crime has occurred. I understand that a high percentage of rape accusations are truthful (I believe the number is in the high 90s), but the small percentage that are not means we cannot, in good conscience, assume guilt. To assume would damn some men to a fate they do not deserve, a fate they would have to endure simply because of their sex. Any real feminist should be appalled at how sexism is implicitly encouraged in this movement.

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