I thoroughly agree!! I read a book once called “If You Have to Cry Go Outside” that dealt with this suck-it-up and get-sht-done mentality, one that did NOT involve emotion at work.
Like empathy makes us less productive? Like being human is a bad thing?
Well, my boss at the time was VERY critical of me. ONE day, a few tears — and after that the snide remarks about me not being “cut out for this.” I was told I was a disappointment.
It made me want to CONSTANTLY cry so I left that job. Apparently I wasn’t cut out for that lol.
I wrote an article some time ago about teaching our KIDS that it is ok to cry. You may enjoy it —
We Need to Stop Teaching Our Kids Not to Cry!
Sometimes you just have to cry into your chocolate milk.
Enjoyed your article!