The No Cry Challenge

Hey anime peeps. It’s Mythos!

This is a little different but I wanted to share a more personal piece I wrote about the importance of expressing emotion.

It’s not anime related so I’m hosting it on my personal blog but I figured if you liked some of my other posts, such as the Psycho-Pass one, you might like this.

Thanks!

Story Time with Mythos

When I was in college, my roommate at the time introduced me to a challenge that was being spread around Reddit. It was called the No Cry 19 Challenge. It was a playlist of videos that was guaranteed to make people cry. They weren’t all sad, though many were, but were just extreme from an emotional sense. Extremely sad, extremely happy, and just a whole range of emotions. The comments were fun to look at as you saw a wide range of individuals detailing out how far they made it, with many falling off within the first ten videos.

The challenge was fun but it also made me realize two ideas.  The first, is that it’s a universal thing to need to cry, and through empathy we’re able to share in those emotions other have.  This sounds super philosophical, like some hoity-toity shit, but the fact of the matter is…

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