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Tue Jul 23 19 02:49am
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There's certainly some interesting discussion to be had concerning what you've said. Your strong reactions to those who cry at movies, as well as your refusal to play games with specific character designs, are really interesting to me. I don't have anywhere near the mental capacity to get to the nitty-gritty as to why you feel those ways, but I'd love to hear from those who are better versed in how the mind works.

I'm not saying I'm right for crying at games/movies/TV/ect., nor am I saying I'm right for play games no matter what the visuals. Vice versa, I'm also not saying you're wrong for the ways you feel. It honestly just intrigues me, and I'd love to learn more.

In my regular day-to-day life, I'm not one to cry all the time. My normal struggles and challenges don't bring me to tears, and outside of a family member's death, I can't tell you the last time I welled up or flat-out bawled from a real-life event. I'm not turned off to real-life sadness or anything like that. I just haven't had any moments in recent years outside of deaths that made me cry. There have certainly been moments of frustration and feeling beat down, but nothing to make me bawl.

With entertainment, I'll certainly tear up somewhat frequently. I cried tears of sadness and joy from Avengers: Endgame. I cried during parts of Stranger Things' new season. I was on the verge of tears playing Sky on mobile. There's just something within me that truly moves me when it comes to entertainment. Seeing people craft amazing worlds, characters, and music, and then mixing them all together is the perfect recipe to get me emotional. It has to tug on the right heartstrings, but it does happen.

Reading your comments has made me want to do some research and find out why I have those visceral reactions, and why you don't. I just again want to say that I don't think either is right or wrong. Everyone is wired differently, and we're all just running with the emotions that hit us. I don't know you personally, but I'd say you're not actively preventing yourself from feeling/crying. On the flip side, I don't sit down with the mindset of tearing up.

While your wording was a bit strong, I wanted you to know I appreciate you sharing those details on yourself. Not easy to put yourself out there like that.


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