Stuff Explained Ep15: Making Space (Big Idea)

You’ve probably heard of the term “making space”, but what exactly does that mean? In this episode, Aristidis shares his view based on personal experiences and research as to what making space can be in our relationships with others.

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It’s Healthy to Cry

“… crying is a bodily urge not too unlike having to sneeze or go to the bathroom. We don’t tell people to try and stifle those bodily movements, and crying should be no different.”

We are generally taught from a young age to stop crying.

This tends to begin in childhood once we leave the baby phase of our life. Even as toddlers, we are told to “stop crying” or “stop making a fuss”.

This continues as we get older and we suddenly become “overly emotional” or “hormonal” in our teenage years.

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Wellbeing Through Forgiveness

I have struggled with being able to let go. I would cringe when suddenly remembering something someone else, or even I, did or said that led to awkwardness, embarrassment, or hurt. I would lay awake for hours at night with the memories of these “incidents” spiraling out of control. I would use them as concrete evidence supporting my theories of unworthiness and social awkwardness.

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