Thought Catalog


If your wife — or god forbid your daughter — was assaulted in the same manner as Rice’s wife, would you still conclude a two-game suspension to be an appropriate punishment?

That raw display of emotion makes me so incredibly uncomfortable that I automatically reject even the idea of crying in front of people I know; If I’m alone, then I’m the only one who has to deal with (and/or judge) the big soggy mess I become when I cry.

We often assume that we understand exactly what’s going on in these heads and hearts of ours, but realistically the problems that we face can be too big to process without intentional dissection and examination beyond the immediate moment we experience it.