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Why letting it out is good for us

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We have heard of laughter clubs where people get together to hold laughter sessions. It is supposed to have many benefits, namely reducing our blood pressure levels and stress, while increasing our feelings of positivity.

In Japan, handsome weeping boys visit Tokyo offices to help girls cry and wipe their tears.
I recently read a news item about people in Japan being able to “rent handsome weeping boys” who will empathise with you as you shed tears at your workplace. Hiroki Terai, the founder of Ikemeso Danshi, is believed to have told the BBC of his desire to allow Japanese people “to shed tears not only at home but also in the workplace”. According to him, showing your vulnerable side at work builds emotional wellness.
It makes sense, I suppose, that an outward show of emotion, whether of happiness or sorrow, should relieve a person of negativity and bring peace to the soul.
© Parizad Trikannad

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There is, I think, much to be said for releasing emotions. Not only can it bring some peace, but it also takes us to a place where we can make wiser decisions. Emotions can cloud judgement, so letting them out allows us to think more clearly. An example that I thought of is waiting for anger to pass before sending an email to someone who's upset you.

Dec 01, 2023
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Margot, thank you for commenting and sharing your thoughts. I agree with your view on how emotions can cloud our judgement before making critical decisions or reacting to unpleasant situations. For, negative emotions can affect the way we communicate with others, both personally and professionally.

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