Social norms are odd at times, don’t you think? For example, if a person can relate a traumatic event in their life without dark emotion, the listeners are not nearly as sympathetic as when the story is accompanied by tears. Why is that? I mean, isn’t that the goal of therapy and healing? To work through all those dark emotions and come out the other side into the light of grace and dignity? Don’t we all want to just find peace? I think we should be applauding anyone who has the strength and courage to move through and beyond the emotions attached to traumatic memories. It means they have healed, and that is something that society should celebrate, not secretly denigrate.