Crying Doesn't Make You Weak, It Means You're Strong

Crying Doesn't Make You Weak, It Makes You The Strongest One In The Room

Even if you hold it in and pretend to be unbothered, you're inevitably going to crack.


Crying helps to release emotions. Have you ever shaken a bottle of soda... vigorously... multiple times… and then opened the cap shortly after?

That, my friends, is what happens if you do not release said emotions. You become triggered by a simple shake of the shoulders.

I tend to be the type of person who doesn't like to open up to just anyone. And, I typically don't do so anyway without some sort of prompting. Nevertheless, I have found this to be an absolutely awful tactic. By not facing any inner demons, as small as some may be, you put a lot of pressure on your chest. Everything builds up and up and up until you can no longer hold it in and you simply burst. Bursts can be a fit of anger or just a flood of tears. Either way, it is not something anyone wants to go through.

Scientifically, crying occurs to rid our eyes of any dust, dirt, or pesky eyelashes that can cause you pain. But, as tacky as this sounds, it really is needed for releasing emotional pains as well. There is absolutely no such thing as being "too tough to cry." News flash: everybody cries. It is when we choose to do so that differs between us.

Of course, I suppose if you're on the complete opposite side of the spectrum and cry at almost anything, that probably isn't too fun for you either. However, at least you have the courage to admit that you do genuinely feel things and aren't afraid to acknowledge your emotions.

Society has both glorified sadness and made it a weakness all in one. But, coming from someone who loves to be happy just as much as the next person, I'm telling you this: crying is essential to our human functions. Like I said before, even if you hold it in and pretend to be unbothered, you're inevitably going to crack — and that's OK! That means you have a soul, congratulations.

I think it's safe to say that it is time to finally own our emotions and to not be ashamed of them. The next time you need to cry, do it. Allow yourself to face your inner struggles, the demons you have been facing, or even the little things that have been upsetting you. Scream into a pillow. Let your mascara streak down your face. I may not be a doctor, but I will be the first one to tell you that it is not healthy to keep everything inside. Do yourself a favor, and cry.

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These Are 4 Proven Ways That Vaccines Cause Autism

Stock up on those essential oils.


Let's just start with the first (and main) point.

1. They don't.

Susan in your anti-vax group is not a scholarly source (despite her hours and hours of Google research).

2. But in case you still believe Susan...

Maybe you'll believe Autism Speaks who says, "Scientists have conducted extensive research over the last two decades to determine whether there is any link between childhood vaccinations and autism. The results of this research is clear: Vaccines do not cause autism."

3. And if Autism Speaks still didn't convince you...

Feel free to take a look at this comprehensive list of studies that all say that there is no relationship between vaccines such as the MMR vaccination and the development of autism.

4. But here's what you should know...

There have been a few studies lately that have shown that autism develops in utero aka before a baby is even born AND before a baby can even receive vaccinations.

Vaccinations have prevented COUNTLESS deaths and illnesses. Vaccination rates are continuing to fall and do you know what that means? Measles will make its way back. Whooping cough will come back. Rubella, mumps, and polio will come back and there will be no way to stop it.

So, now that you know that vaccines do not cause autism, you're welcome to go tell Susan from your anti-vax group that as well as tell her that the Earth isn't flat. But, don't forget to mention it to her that her essential oils and organic foods are not keeping her children safe from the measles or tuberculosis.

Vaccinate your children. And, besides, even IF vaccinations caused autism, wouldn't you rather have a child with a developmental disorder rather than a child who died from the measles?

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6 Of The Worst Things To Be Woken By In The Middle of the Night

Sometimes I just want my sleep to be uninterrupted, okay?



1. Having to pee

And then you keep waking up every half hour because your bladder is like NOW but your mind is like "YOU CAN WAIT TIL MORNING GODDAMMIT!"

2. Being sweaty

It's just gross okay? It's the reason I switched to morning showers.

3. Being too cold

Three blankets, your fluffiest socks and a sweatshirt, and still your teeth are chattering

4. Being too hot

This doesn't have to go with being too sweaty. In fact, often times, I'm sweaty when I'm cold, because I curl up in a little ball and all the heat via sweat and when I wake up, I'm even colder than before. But being too hot, especially when you can't sleep without a blanket, sucks.

5. Being stabbed

I've never been stabbed in my sleep before, but it probably isn't very fun.

6. Your mom snoring

It doesn't matter that you're wearing earplugs or that your door is closed and she's at the other end of the hall, you can still hear it, and there is no good solution.

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