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  1. I agree with you! I don’t think there’s anything wrong with feeling deeply, passionately about something, whether that’s happiness or sadness. (Unless someone is clinically depressed, and it’s getting in the way of enjoying life.) I also don’t like that we teach boys not to show emotions/sadness because it’s “girly” and “weak.” It’s healthy to get those feelings out.

    That being said…sometimes I feel my reactions to books/movies/TV shows/fictional characters are totally not normal, ha! I was kind of a mess during the second Hunger Games movie. And speaking of Harry Potter, I’m still sad about Snape.

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    1. Okay, so maybe Fred wasn’t the saddest…but damn his family’s reaction, George’s reaction, guts me every time. Snape’s death was also tragic and makes me cry too – Sirius made me sad when it happened but I kind of came to terms with it but I’ve never really come to terms with Fred or Snape. See? There I go lol.

      I try so hard to let my boys know it’s okay to feel feelings and have emotions, but it’s difficult because I battle trying to change how I feel about feelings (being brought up in this society where they are bad, you start to believe it). It’s a struggle but one that I won’t give up on. Maybe by the time my grandkids are born, society’s view on feelings will be entirely different. I think we’re making headway, not nearly enough but progress is progress!

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  2. I know what you mean. I weep from time to time. I’m not being weak, I’m accepting that what’s in front of me moved me or hurt me immensely. I’ve heard this with artists of any type. We internalize it. We keep living it. Anyway, I did the same thing as a kid. My nephew is showing the same tendencies. Even though currently his vocabulary sucks, one day he’ll be a Hemmingway. Since I’m obviously his favorite uncle, he’ll pay for me to have a gorgeous nurse take care of me in my old age in his mansion.

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    1. Sounds legit! I think both my boys will be emotional. They sure do act like I did as a kid!

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      1. Start early. Teach them to tear their clothes and how to wield sword and shield. We already got my nephew a sword and shield, though training hasn’t started. Too young still.

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        1. Haha my husband used to be big into Amptguard (or however you spell it, it’s like real life Dungeons and Dragons) so he’s got that covered. He’s made countless weapons for the boys out of pool noodles and cardboard 😉

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  3. ipsita767

    Hear, hear! 😀
    You’re not the only one who has overwhelming emotions. When I heard Paul Walker died, I cried my eyes out the whole day through almost, even when I don’t even know the guy! :/
    Proud to be emotional! m/

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