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Crying

Post by mavisbramston » 13 Sep 2018, 07:56

I wonder if its just me or is this something common as we get older?
While I have always been a little sentimental it has got more common.
I find I cry more often.
Watching certain movies really sets me off. It is quite cathartic so its not a problem but family often remark that I have changed. My lady says she finds it kind of sweet.
Movies like ET, GUESS WHOS COMING TO DINNER, LASSIE COME HOME, MRS MINIVER. The biggest tear jerkers are Harold and Maude and Field of Dreams.
I have kept my fathers coat who died years ago, and his war medals. I think I can smell my dad on the coat. If I sniff it the tears come.
In real life I cry too. I never thought I would cry when my son married his husband a few years, I blubbered. I have never seen my son so happy.

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Re: Crying

Post by mavisbramston » 13 Sep 2018, 08:01

Love to know if you have experienced this. Is it more common in women. Do blokes find this too.?
Its not worrying me but really curious.

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Re: Crying

Post by Tedwalker » 13 Sep 2018, 09:00

Hi Mavis.
This doesn't happen to me, but it's good to see that your emotions are still working and working well.
A lot of us lose a lot of our feelings as we age.
Keep it up.

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Post by kfchugo » 13 Sep 2018, 09:08

I have found myself becoming more emotional as I age ....... these days, I can cry watching a Bugs Bunny cartoon. :teary

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Post by Dreamweaver » 13 Sep 2018, 09:26

When society has so long been conditioned that "big boys don't cry", I think it's a very positive thing if we can lose that brainwashing. :happy-sunshine:
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Re: Crying

Post by Warrigal » 13 Sep 2018, 10:32

I grew up suppressing my emotions just like a boy.

After becoming a mother I was less stiff upper lip but still, if I wanted to cry, I would wait until I was alone before opening the sluice gate. Then I might metaphorically howl at the moon to get it all out.

Today I tend to tear up a little at things that are exquisitely beautiful of particularly noble.
Some of the tear jerker movies you mentioned work on me too.
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Post by Mahalia » 13 Sep 2018, 11:56

Me too :teary I think it is age related. I am finding many things that never ever worried me at all, becoming more challenging as I become older, I don't just mean physical things which would be expected as our strength wanes, but things like going out - I can put things off for ages and have no idea why I do this ... I am quite a social person in reality. Taking a different route to go somewhere stirs up all kinds of anxiety which is totally illogical. Even getting the motivation to get dressed in the morning (embarrassed to admit that one) and keeping appointments made for AM is a struggle, much prefer to get into action after midday --- again absolutely no reason why this is the case :eek As for crying - even the ads make me cry these days
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Post by Perrorist » 13 Sep 2018, 12:11

I've always been sentimental and tear up without much provocation, even though people seem to think I'm the stiff upper lip type.

(As for crying, I just have to read what the government's been up to (or not up to, more likely) to get started, coupled with much gnashing of teeth and explosion of expletives.)

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Re: Crying

Post by Tedwalker » 13 Sep 2018, 17:15

Hey Perry.
That's quite a complex mixture or emotions.
Mr Morrison would like to see you in his office at 9am tomorrow.
Don't be late.
:happy-sunshine: :lol: :happy-sunshine:

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Re: Crying

Post by Perrorist » 13 Sep 2018, 18:22

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Re: Crying

Post by Dreamweaver » 13 Sep 2018, 20:33

"Life should be lived to the point of tears." Albert Camus
https://quotefancy.com/quote/761899/Alb ... t-of-tears
(Scroll down to find your choice)
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Re: Crying

Post by Tedwalker » 14 Sep 2018, 08:20

Great series of quotes DW.
Thanks for that.
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Re: Crying

Post by lynny » 14 Sep 2018, 08:30

I got a page full of wallpapers plus that saying that you can download DW?

It didn't upset me though as it's long been said that I have a swinging brick instead of a heart. :lol:

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Re: Crying

Post by Perrorist » 14 Sep 2018, 09:29

Life should be lived not in pursuit of happiness but of usefulness.

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Re: Crying

Post by Dreamweaver » 14 Sep 2018, 20:45

Perrorist wrote:
14 Sep 2018, 09:29
Life should be lived not in pursuit of happiness but of usefulness.
Totally agree.
It has been pointed out to me, however, that sometimes if we're feeling useless, we just aren't recognising how useful we are, as we may be providing purpose for someone else, or even just serving as an object lesson! :lol:
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