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Is it possible that people become more emotional as they get older?

Asked by cutiepi92 (2219 points ) December 17th, 2013

When I was younger, I never understood crying about anything that wasn’t your own sadness. I never understood how people cried at movies, because at the end of the day it’s just fake right? Crying out of joy was completely foreign to me as a child.

Now, it seems that I’m way more emotional than I used to be. I’ve cried more for characters in movies this year than I think I have in my entire life. Shoot, just yesterday I cried at a rewatched episode of Scandal. I cry when I day dream about my boyfriend and I getting married, when I dream about having my first child. I don’t get it. Why am I so emotional now? Has anyone else experienced this?

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