Have you noticed that the most loving, wise
and honest people you met in your life,
were also able to feel sadness?
Usually, we want to avoid, distract ourselves or move away from sadness as quickly as possible.
In a room full of people, it is the “sad” person who is being ignored by everyone because it is easier and more pleasant to wear a mask of pretend “happiness”.
We can do anything and everything to pretend our sadness is not really there, so as to protect ourselves from being overwhelmed by its presence.
This is especially true for men, who are culturally conditioned to be the strong protectors, work hard, fight and strive to create solutions – as opposed to show the softer feelings of their vulnerability, lack of self worth and fear.
Making our lives endlessly and excessively busy, we can become addicted to stress. This is a…
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