It’s not “Feminine” to express your emotions, or to even admit that you have them.
You’re not a statue.
You have a heart.
You have feelings.
They can get hurt,
they can be nervous,
they can be discouraged,
they can be scared,
and you can tell the people who you love when they are any of those things.
They won’t think you are weak, and they might actually want to help you through them. They may
feel better about expressing their own feelings...because they have them, too. every human does.
Then you all won’t have to keep those things bottled up inside anymore or have them causing anger, grief, frustration, and pain for no reason except to try to pretend they don’t exist because somehow, someone thought that’s “bein’ a man,” and convinced everyone else of the same foolishness.
“Bein’ a man” means being a friend, and telling the truth even when it’s awkward, or makes you feel vulnerable. It takes true strength to reveal fears and to drop pride. It feels a lot better after, too.
By Doe Zantamata
Author of "Happiness in Your Life: Book One - Karma"