(Omgosh, crazy Asian mother LOL!! I remember when this first came out, I watched it religiously everyday. Same effect for a good week. My mother still doesn’t get the jokes … never lookah laik hehpee feisss!)
In the past four days, I’ve literally cried like 5 times. And practically made someone else cry too. Actually, that event in itself accounts for the first of the cryings.
Crying is defined as “a complex secretomotorphenomenon characterized by the shedding of tears from the lacrimal apparatus, without any irritation of the ocular structures (Compr. Psych. 34 1993).” Uhhhh, I agree with the complex part! I’m starting to see myself well up with tears during heightened spiritual awareness … but historically that only happens when I’m pretty stressed out — and I think I’m cruising just fine at the moment. It’s just so strange that I’ve been feeling continually floored by glorious adoration … bah, praise Him for these lapses in my cool-as-a-cucumber nature 8`D
Under Wikipedia, “Crying” is listed under the category “Psychological manipulation,” accompanied with “Silent treatment” and “Swearing.” That’s kind of harsh. Who has seriously used crying as a means to control others? (If you’ve done that and you’re like older than 14, I dislike you with extreme prejudice).
It also says, on average, men cry at least once a month and women cry at least 5 times a month (before/during menstruation account for most incidences). First of all … who are these men LOLOL?? The only explanation for that statistic is if the survey was conducted in Taiwan. Or a comparable location where men lack stable emotional needs. Like Rodin 2315. Fact. And it’s now officially known that my sister undergoes a period everyday. She does those genuinely frustrated gurglings: “This -huffpuff- expletive -sniffsniff- essay/trombone piece/cell phone -huffpuff- needs to -huffpuff- expletive -sniffsniff- itself…”
Well, it always feels better after a secretomotorphenomenon, especially with a human handkerchief by your side.