Throughout most of my pubescent and adult life I've noticed that my wit and sarcasm can tend to come off as unemotional, ya know like a monster. So much so that when I'm being completely real and paying a compliment where it is due it's not uncommon for the sentiment to be met with "you asshole" as a friendly "you're welcome" for my generous services. I don't know if this is something I love about myself but it's part of who I am.
I’ve never been a drama queen, so to offset my laid-back vibe I tend to enjoy movies, shows, internet videos, etc. that bring out some sort of raw reaction from me. I suppose you could view it as my way of feeling like a human. I’ve noticed that for some reason I am far more prone to weep over a sappy commercial than a guy that tells me he doesn’t want a relationship. In layman’s terms: emotional displacement. Now that's not to say I have no sympathy. In fact, I've always felt I might be too empathetic for my own good. When I see someone in a similar painful situation I've been in I tend to relive those feelings and sort of be the person I wish was there for me during that time. Here's where I go overboard with it, when I start caring more than the person actually experiencing it. Once again, not sure if this is a positive or negative for me.
What I can tell you is I completely lose my shit over Dove commercials, elderly people, babies/ animals, you name it. To show you what I'm talking about here are a few commercials that have ruined me and at the same time gave me the emotional cleanse I needed to even out.
Amazon Prime: I mean, the poor dog just wanted to be friends with the new baby. Nevermind that this new baby is going to take all the attention and the dog is gradually becoming an afterthought. Big shoutout to the sweet Asian owner. I honestly get chills when I watch this.
Extra Gum: Good dads being good dads. Sob fest.
McDonald's: Just an old sweet man getting a part-time job. So in love.