People are always recommending these sad books to me, like The Fault in Our Stars. And usually, I just smile and nod and say, "Oh, okay, sure...maybe I'll get to that." But really, I'm thinking....NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.
I'm sure they're awesome books, very moving and what-not. But here's the thing:
I HATE CRYING!!
I hate it!! Like I will do just about anything to avoid crying. And it's not because I'm embarrassed, or emotionless or whatever (though I may be a little emotionless...haha), it's just because I feel miserable after I cry. My eyes get puffy, I get a headache, and I just want to sleep for days. A Crying Hangover. #Cryover. I HATE IT!!
I did FINALLY read The Fault in Our Stars, and OF COURSE I LOVED IT. But still! Now I have to deal with watching the movie, and I can barely make it through the trailer without tearing up. How?? Like, I'm getting anxiety just thinking about all the crying that's going to happen to me!!
So here's my question.
WHY DO WE LIKE TO MAKE OURSELVES CRY?
How does this make any sense at all??? I hate feels. Feels suck. Except good feels. I like good feels much better.
So, tell me. What are the books/movies/situations you put yourself in, that you KNOW WITHOUT A DOUBT are going to make you cry, and you still go into them willingly? Or in some cases, with excited anticipation?
And do you have a cure for the Cryover?