American capitalist society glorifies suffering silently above all else.
Think about all the articles you’ve seen telling the stories of mothers who worked five jobs to make enough money to care for their children. They and people like them are praised endlessly for being so strong (as they should be) for working so incredibly hard.
In the same breath, those individuals praising people for working themselves to death in misery, complain that acivists demanding a living wage are whiny, lazy, and ungrateful.
This society trains us that to reveal your pain to others erases your strength for living with it. Your suffering needs to be pried out of you, a long-buried secret so well hidden that someone would have to trick or deceive you to discover exactly how much agony you’re in.
im sorry but what's American milk culture :c