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A Lesson Indian Parents Accidentally Teach: "We Don't Talk About Our Problems At Home"

If you're emotionally closed off and can't figure out why, poet Shamir Reuben's "Everything's Fine" will hit you hard.

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Slam poet Shamir Reuben recently performed a piece called “Everything’s Fine” in which he talks about not being able to open up to friends, and internalising his problems instead.


He reveals that, like many Indians, he’s closed up because of a lesson his parents taught him unconsciously…


And in the bigger picture, how Indian families have made a habit of enduring their own problems in silence for the benefit of their loved ones.


Watch the powerful performance here:

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