Is crying a sign of weakness?

India
April 20, 2007 4:53am CST
I would like to know what all of us here think about crying. Is it a sign of weakness? or is it just normal? Why do u think that men often think of crying as something that only women do?
4 responses
• Philippines
20 Apr 07
for me, crying is not a sign of weakness but a sign of braveness. when you cry, you show your real feelings to others without thinking twice which other people cannot do because of their pride, etc.
@marababe (2513)
• Philippines
20 Apr 07
I don't believe that crying is a sign of weakness at all. Well, unless you have been crying over the same thing for years now. Anyways, I think crying is embracing your emotions. You are accepting how you feel, your fears and the hurt that you are feeling. But crying is not just about sad feelings, we cry also if we are happy or if we are moved or touched by someone's actions or if someone tells us good things. Crying is just normal. We have to let those tears out once in a while.
@lanshang (139)
• China
20 Apr 07
i do not think it is a sign of weakness.each one of us has his/her way to deal with pressure,crying is just one of them.the belief that only women cry is mostly due to prejudice.
• Malaysia
20 Apr 07
yes.. i do believe crying is a sign fo weakness.. don't you think why? but.. first of all. .why do you cry in the first place? are you afraid of something? or are you happy about something? see.. there are many reasons why one person can cry...i don't think only women cry.. i do cry at times.. when i feel weak.. when i'm lonely.... but i overcome it fast.. that's why i'm a guy isn't it? if weak guy won't be appreciated in this current scoiety.. don't you think so? and by the way, crying does help to wash our eyes.. and crying out loud is good for our lungs.. that's what the doctor told me :)