Societies nowadays, especially now, expect you to suppress your real emotions to build an image of emotions that they expect of you.
In this case, you put on a face where you look happy to everyone else, and that you are made to look like you can make it alone, but deep down, you feel broken, torn up inside, and you feel the true pain where you have been forced to suppress your real emotions because societies want you to look strong, when in reality, you are strong, but they feel the need to nitpick and make you feel like you’re weak for showing the real emotions you were born with.
From experience of losing a family relative and two close friends of mine, I refuse to not show my real emotions as I would rather everyone know I am okay, but I’m not okay and that I’m showing real emotion rather than suppress the real emotions and bottle the emotions up.
If you want to cry, then cry. If you want to show real emotion, then show real emotion and if someone tells you to suppress your real emotions, don’t suppress your real emotions at all.
Showing your real emotions is a true sign of strength, and not a single soul can tell you otherwise.
This has taken me a lot of courage to write, and although I’m still grieving, I’m gradually getting stronger as the day goes by.
One more thing. Never suppress your real emotions, but always show your real emotions, as it’s a true sign of strength.