Why Sentimentality Tries (and Fails) to Comfort

It’s Artificial

There is a simplicity and a reality to emotion that is difficult, even dangerous, to replicate.

It Prioritizes Expedience Over Process

The reason that sentimentality is invalid is not because of its desire for happy endings, but because it attempts to arrive at them through contrived, unbelievable, ways.

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