I get Teary Eyed when I Watch Certain Scenes in Movies and the like

@OneOfMany (9188)
United States
October 6, 2015 9:42pm CST
One thing that gets me is the feeling of loss when a character falls to their doom or is in an accident. Even if you assume they are okay, or know they are because you've seen it before, the feelings still reach out and I get a little watery in my eyes. I think the heat of the moment is sad, and I can relate to the feelings that the person about to die feels (given the number of life threatening events I've faced) as well as the feeling of the person that thinks they are about to lose the love of their life (because my love was killed). I think that empathy through experience makes it even more heart wrenching. Anyway, for a guy that has naturally dry eyes, a little extra watering is a good thing! Do you get emotionally absorbed in the things you watch?
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@cahaya1983 (8447)
• Malaysia
7 Oct 15
Not very often, but whenever there's a scene about parent-child separation due to whatever reason, I always get teary eyed.
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@OneOfMany (9188)
• United States
7 Oct 15
I guess it depends on what scenes get to us most. :)
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• Malaysia
7 Oct 15
@OneOfMany I remember the first movie ever that made me teary eyed was Ice Castle. I was like what, 8?
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@OneOfMany (9188)
• United States
7 Oct 15
@cahaya1983 I can't remember back that way. Probably because they all got to me after a certain age. :P
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@sofssu (14742)
7 Oct 15
I can do it both ways.. get drawn into it or just sit back like an observer and don't feel much about it if I am not very interested in the thing I am watching.
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@OneOfMany (9188)
• United States
7 Oct 15
Or if it is really sappy or bad acting. Then getting attached to the characters is nearly impossible.
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@sofssu (14742)
7 Oct 15
@OneOfMany Yes, that is true.. Sometimes I am in total disagreement with the content itself.. I may not subscribe to the idea at all.
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@OneOfMany (9188)
• United States
7 Oct 15
@sofssu Sometimes in those cases I find myself on the other side, and hoping that people get picked off for the entertainment of it!
• United States
25 Jan 16
I do but not so where the emotion renders me unable to evaluate things diplomatically or without any emotion . . .
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@OneOfMany (9188)
• United States
25 Jan 16
Well it's more to do with movies where you can let yourself go. I'm rather dry-eyed in terms of real life application.
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@wiLLmaH (8167)
• Singapore, Singapore
7 Oct 15
I cried a river when I watch the movie Les Miserables. A very touching story.
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@OneOfMany (9188)
• United States
7 Oct 15
I haven't watched it, I know the story though. :)
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