Supressing emotion was a survival technique.
This comment was by Joshua Geauvreau in reference to the post – Why Women Aren’t Crazy
As a male raised by an abusive father, I used to get beaten for showing emotion. I have not shed a tear since sometime around the age of six. I’ve held the hand of a dying relative as they passed, and felt nothing.
I don’t “get” emotion. I’ve had to suppress mine to survive. I had to learn to think while in pain, to choke down rage, and hold my hand steady while smiling and telling the person I despised that I love them too.
You’re damn straight, if you come at an issue emotionally, I’m going to tell you to calm down. I learned from experience that you cannot think clearly while emotional, I had to learn to control it, and I cannot handle emotional people well, as I simply cannot relate.
Yes, it is my issue. I’ll try to be understanding, I’ll hold you uncomfortably, give you a few pats on the back, and a there-there, it’ll be ok. I’m sorry I can’t give you more, but you need to understand, that is far more than I was ever given.
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