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There's a lot of pressure placed on men to be "manly" and "man up." Essentially, don't ever share your feelings and reveal what's bothering you. Fortunately, more progressive heads are prevailing and it's becoming more commonplace for men to open up, share what's made them sad, and for it to be more than okay, as evidenced by the stories below.


Reddit user, u/jintaravalerie, wanted men to open up and admit:

Men, what's the last thing that made you cry?

"It's Not Time To Make A Change..."

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Music can set me off. There's plenty of songs that just make my emotions well up inside me, either due to the lyrics or the music itself.

Dtoid_Ali_D

Father and Son by Cat Stevens is my go to.

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Goodbye, Fido

Talking to my brother about our recently departed dog.

MouseButler

Grand Crying

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The birth of my granddaughter.

eremitik

Something To Happy To Cry About

My sister got married last week.

Normally I'm very stoic, but I cried like a baby. Bawling my eyes out during my speech.

I'm still getting sh-t about it.

Hooch_Pandersnatch

The Inability To Move

I've been experiencing neurological issues and yesterday I lost the ability to lift some fingers in my left hand. It really freaked me out and I cried. Fortunately my hand feels much better today!

Jokkitch

Watching Her Succeed

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Daughters college graduation.

Only thing in the last 30 years.

Evee862

"...Long. Live. The King."

Watching Mufasa save Simba and then...

anon1995help

The Happiest Loss In The World

My brother recently got engaged and I couldn't be happier for him, however when I think about it I think that I'm losing my best friend and we're going to grow further apart. Slowly stop doing things and just fall away from each other. Crazy and completely ungrounded fear but its there lol. Seeing how happy she makes him though definitely helps push those thoughts out.

GoodNamesRTaken_

Dogs?

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The euthanization of one of my dogs (dachshund/beagle mix) back in October 2018.

I still get misty-eyed whenever I'm feeding my now-only dog (Yorkie) because I still sometimes grab the other dog's food bowl when I'm making his food.

She had to be put down due to a disease that can be common in her breed. I keep getting told it wasn't my fault and that I was a great owner, but I still think that I may have had some fault in it.

I miss you, Lady...

xXWarriorAngelXx

When You Meant More Than You Thought To Them

I just found out my childhood friend died. We haven't spoken really in years. I talk to his brother sometimes. We actually were never really great friends, I always thought he didn't really like me. But I was the kid across the street, so we were friends. Every summer, every birthday, every snow day, I would play with him and his brother. He handed me my first X-Men comic and showed me The Simpsons for the first time.

He was always cooler than me. I was their Blue Ranger, their Donatello, their Tum Tum. I found out through Facebook yesterday. Wondering how it happened and how is family was coping.

His brother called me a couple hours ago and told me himself. He told me he thought to call me because I was important to his family. I had no idea I was more than just the kid across the street to them.

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If you've ever worked with kids you know that their honesty and lack of filter can sometimes make them cringeworthy - and pretty hilarious.

If you haven't (or you don't have a thick skin) then you might not be able to appreciate just how funny kids can actually be. For those who can, this article should be a blast.

Reddit user moosepajamas asked:

Teachers of Reddit, what is the funniest thing you've ever heard a student say?

The answers could sometimes be insulting, sometimes silly, and sometimes downright baffling - just like kids themselves!


September 31

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One time I was asking students their birthdays. One boy told me that his birthday was September 31st. I tried to explain that this was not possible, but he insisted. Later, I looked it up. I then informed him that his birthday was November 17th.

He looked at me kind of confused and said "ohhhh." Then his face brightened and he said, "Well, last year I KNOW it was September 31st!"

- RedditStateOfMind

Jesus

I teach elementary band. One time we were preparing for a challenging playing test and a student said: "Man, I need to practice."

Without missing a beat the kid next to him says "My mom says I need Jesus."

- moosepajamas

Shown Up By A 5th Grader

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Was tutoring after-school a couple years ago. A kid asked "What time is it?"

I joked "Time for you to get a watch."

He responded "Time for you to get a new joke" without a moment's hesitation.

I had to laugh at getting shown up by a 5th grader. Two reading levels behind but witty as hell.

- Garlic_And_Sapphires

Jogathon

I had a student who was a newcomer (just moved to the US, almost no English) from Latvia. This kid is very bright and was one of my favorite 6th graders ever. We were having our annual jogathon, which is linguistically and culturally not translatable from Latvian.

Student: "So I pay you and you make me run?"

Me: "Yeah, that's actually how it goes."

Student: "This is simple. I don't pay you, you don't make me run."

Me: "uhhhh...."

- estrogyn

Rosa

Middle school field trip to a different state. One of the chaperones (a large black woman) wanted to get in a little nap in the back seat of the bus, so she made one of the students move to a seat in the front that was far from his friends. He got in the seat and started sulking. He was normally a pretty lively kid, so I leaned forward and asked what happened.

To which he replied: "I think I just got reverse Rosa Parks-ed!"

- almost_queen

The Moon

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I teach sophomores. One day, this girl was sitting at her desk, looking very concerned, and obviously wanted to ask me something. Finally, she blurted out, "Did anybody else see the moon in the sky during lunch? It's supposed to be out at night, something is wrong!"

- cubfanbybirth

Physically

Teacher to student: "Were you in class yesterday?"

Student, sounding more lost than anything and probably answering too honestly: "Physically... ?"

It wasn't so much an attempt at humor as just the summation of how we all felt in that class, one of those "it's funny because it's too true" things... we all were showing up, we were all sitting in the class physically... but being there? That was another question...

- Allisade

The Ladies

First grade. 6 yr. old lil dude about 3 ft. tall and 80 lbs. walks in late from recess.

Me - "Why are you late?"

Kid - grabs his hunk of belly with both hands like a ball of cream cheese and says "The ladies love this!"

Sits down like nothing happen with no smile.

- BoBoShaws

Synchronized

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He asked me "If a synchronized swimmer starts drowning, do they all start drowning?"

I lost it in class.

- bunsenbernerr

It's A Miracle

I teach high school, and one of my sophomores referred to merry-go-rounds as "miracle rounds". He legit thought that's what they were called 😂😂 I corrected him and he refused to believe me lol.

- royalredhead

The Pizza Guy

I was sharing information about math in art to my students (they're about 13 years old) and mentioned Leonardo da Vinci. A student said: "The pizza guy?"

I was confused, but later she said, "See! The pizza party!"

We were looking at The Last Supper.

- catpflug

Astronomy

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"I thought Astronomy would be easy because I know all about it but he hasn't even brought up horoscopes yet and we're 6 weeks in."

- chrisrayn

Budget Cuts

I teach band. One day I'm working with the high school jazz band and we're going to start mapping out some basic compositions. I pass out blank sheet music for them to use, which is simply blank 5-line staves with no notes, no symbols, etc.

One kid gets his sheet music expecting it to be a new song we're going to work on, sees that it's blank, looks up and says "Wow, budget cuts must've hit us hard, huh?"

- SquirrelSanctuary

Life Choices

Math prof. I finished a proof and to check understanding, I asked "does everyone understand my choices?" One of my favorite students ever piped up and said "Are we talking about your proof or how you've chosen to live your life?"

- coldstainlessnail

Before

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Wore a Captain America shirt to school since the student council had a super hero day. A student said I looked like Captain America - before the super soldier injections.

- numero1uno

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