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Why Do We Apologize for Our Tears?

They’re Nothing to Be Ashamed Of

Mouth open and tears running down her cheeks, a toddler in a “happy” tank top cries.
“Children cry with reckless abandon.” {Photo by Arwan Sutanto on Unsplash.}

How often do we say, “I’m fine” when we are, in fact, in agony? When the hurt is real, why are we so eager to deny or minimize it? Why do we keep our pain so private? We push it down and cover it up. Does it really require such modesty?



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