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Who Do You Cry For?

Who Do You Cry For?

Who Do You Cry For?

Heather Stewart

I think to express emotion is, in a way, what makes us human. Our humanity and empathy towards others reflects our characters, so whilst crying can sometimes be seen as a weakness, I think it is more of a strength. Today’s society is plagued by global conflict and tension, and in younger generations there is so much uncertainty. With all the media, we are spoon fed from a young age it can be hard for young people to express emotion naturally. I think as a society we are told how to grieve; our emotions are regimented. For example, the horrendous attack on Manchester was grieved by thousands, celebrities from all over the world gathered to perform a concert, but when 80 people die in Pakistan there is no such devotion. It seems we only grieve for ourselves, or to give ourselves an empathetic image. We fuel our insecurities by paying money to Red Nose Day and Children In Need- we can say to the world, " look, we raised millions for people in need", when the very next day the prime minister will spend billions on nuclear weapons. In today's society, I feel that we have forgotten what real empathy is, and can only find it when called upon by the media. But I ask you, who do you cry for? Pencil portrait approx. 13cm X 12 cm.

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