“Britain, the only country in the world where at funerals the bereaved are congratulated on the degree to which they have so far supressed their emotions.”
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I’m for letting it all hang out, and my upper lip is far from stiff, but actually, I doubt this is true.
Ours cannot be the only culture in which emotional restraint is seen as praiseworth, although I appreciate that the comparatively recent history of the relationship between imperialism and the British upper classes has a long half-life. Can anyone enlighten me about this? The Romans too valued stoicism and gravitas.
It’s also an out-of-date view, for many Brits, ask any FD or funeral celebrant!