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Being an optimist can one weep or let tears to flow?

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Anybody should be able to "let" it out once in a while
No matter gender, age..... Well you get it?

So yes

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Hey! I've missed you the past couple of days! My job schedule has been so crazy it's been hard finding time to get online :(
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Lol just saw this on my Q&A page :(

Hey!, how are you?
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Of coarse.

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Hi red :)

Since you like NIN, do you like the band "A Perfect Circle?"
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Yes of coarse, :)
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I've been listening to them so much this week... Tool also
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I like tool as well though I prefer apc. I just saw NIN live and it was the best concert ever! Now I'm waiting on Skinny Puppy, they will be in Portland real soon
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Yeah I do too

I know you told me! Lol

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Yea I'm real excited :j
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I bet you are



Thanks for rubbing it in...;P
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I didn't mean to rub it in. I would have taken you if I could have :)
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Just kidding

Aw :)

Have funnn....:D
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I will. My friend and I are going together. He's a big fan too.
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That's awesome

Same friend that you went with to the NIN concert?
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Yea. We're both basically music snobs that like a lot of the same stuff. We disagree on a few things though. I like Miley Cyrus and he thinks she is a talentless hack haha

Have you listened to skinny puppy? They are like the godfathers of industrial and delightfully dark x)
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Oh yeah, that's cool every time I tell someone I like that music... They say yeah I figured hah ok
Miley Cyrus ehhh, gonna have to agree with your friend :D
Bro and I are into that music
I love blasting it in my neighborhood ( walking, running) , scaring all the Jehovah witnesses ;)) hah
I know I'm ho/rrible.... :||
But um that's funny,

My friend mentions them, but no not really
I will check them out, niceee
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I actually got fired from a job one time for singing Marilyn Manson every day next to a church while I held a sign. It was just too fun haha I think what did me in was that heresy track by nin. Screaming "your god is dead! And no one cares!" At the top of your lungs I think doesn't make church goers on Sunday real happy. I missed that job but I think it was worth it to know I made a difference. Well I won't say Miley is one of my favorites but I do appreciate the cringe she tends to give believers when they think "what about the kids who loved Hannah montanna?"
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Oh wow, really
Nah I don't think that made them very happy..:||

Lol, I mean I don't mind Miley... I think shes pretty and all

I just can't stand the media really, seems to me as if celebs are more important than hmm I guess a child starving ?... You know?
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Yea. I had it up to here with people sad over Paul walker. He died... And so did millions of others from starvation.

I didn't find out I pissed anyone off at the church until termination day. I was just practicing my singing. It was actually the first day I discovered that being atheist is a problem for some people. I was very angry at first when I lost the job until I realized how funny the situation was.
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Yes that was sad, but you've got a point
Wish I could do something

Oh yeah...
Ahh that must s/ucked

Hey I'm fallin asleep, nice talking to you though!

Goodnight :)
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Being an optimist is about seeing the best in the world.

That said, optimists are still people. They can cry and feel despair like anyone else.

We all feel down sometimes, whether it's a situational or personal thing. It has little bearing on our philosophy. And also, just because one is sad now, it does not mean one will be sad tomorrow. It's quite unfair to invalidate a person as an optimist because of a period of depression.

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I wish I could cry more. I'm an optimist, at least I think so.... but still there are times when I just feel heavy, and sadly for the past year or so, it's been really hard for me to cry. I managed to do it a few weeks ago and I forgot how good it feels. Such a weight lifted, like it's all been holding me down for so long. Anyway I still feel like I need to let more out.

Having said that, crying isn't always out of pain or hurt, but can be out of overwhelming joy. I've had those cries too.

Moral of the story, crying, like anything, in moderation is a very good thing for anybody. Like I said, I wish I could do it more. :p I'm worried something's stuck inside me and I can't get it out. I really don't know why.

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Yes crying is an emotional release we've been doing it since we shot out the comfort of the womb and into a world that can be an assault on the senses. You can feel better after a good cry.

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Sure, go ahead and weep. What is your terrible tragedy? I've had many myself. Be thankful that God will hear your prayers. He even hears those who weep more than otherwise. See Psalm 30.

Psalm 30 (KJV)

A Psalm and Song at the dedication of the house of David.

1 I will extol thee, O Lord; for thou hast lifted me up,
and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.
2 O Lord my God, I cried unto thee,
and thou hast healed me.
3 O Lord, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave:
thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.

4 Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints of his,
and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.
5 For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life:
weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

6 And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved.
7 Lord, by thy favour thou hast made my mountain to stand strong:
thou didst hide thy face, and I was troubled.
8 I cried to thee, O Lord;
and unto the Lord I made supplication.
9 What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit?
Shall the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth?
10 Hear, O Lord, and have mercy upon me:
Lord, be thou my helper.

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11 Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing:
thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;
12 to the end that my glory may sing praise to thee,
and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.
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