Traditionally men have been discouraged from communicating their feelings (except with anger which was not seen as losing control), not just with their wives, but also their own children. For Indian men showing emotions to their mother was seen as acceptable.
Hierarchy creates distances and loneliness.
Imagine a father who can’t give his son a hug? Should it be so difficult to tell his son he loves him?
In this video, if the son had not taken the picture with him, would it mean he didn’t love his father? In the last part, the man is embarrassed to be ’emotional’.
Notice the ‘ahem’ (cough) to silence all protests. Would you like to have such a relationship with someone you cared so much for?
Tagline in the ad is apt : ‘Why walk alone in the journey of life?‘
Do keep the men is this ad in mind when you read tomorrow’s post from an anonymous Indian husband whose wife has just got a promotion.
NOTE: THE POST FROM MR SRAVAN KUMAR HAS BEEN REMOVED.
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Boys don’t cry. – Starry Eyed