Does crying mean you are weak?
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21 Apr 10
I'll put it this way, your emotions are going to come out one way or another. I don't like to cry either, but if crying keeps me from hitting, then I'll cry...and dare someone to call me on it. Yeah, I'm a woman and it's supposed to be "okay" for a woman to cry, expected even, but I never really became a crier until I stopped throwing punches about 10 years ago. When I'm mad enough to throw a punch, I end up crying instead. Friends murdered, not a thing I can do about it at the moment, so I cry instead. Kids fighting to the point that it's getting violent, not being stupid enough to try to physically try and split up grown men, I cry instead. In short, if you feel the need to cry, do it. If anyone calls you on it, just ask them if they want to fight about it. $20 says they shut the he|| up PDQ. That tactic hasn't failed me yet. I guess in answer to your question, in my opinion, it takes more of a man to have the nadz to cry than to stifle it because it isn't "macho."
21 Apr 10
Dear friend, I hope crying means it part of our feelings and emotions. People do not cry of sadness always. There are people cry with joy and happiness. It is also a part of getting relief through express one's feelings very directly. Hence I feel it depends upon the situation or reason for which that person is crying for.
21 Apr 10
I think crying doesn't make you weak. For me, it is a sign of boldness and an acceptance that indeed, it is a human nature. It helps us on expressing our emotions the best way. If we are very sad, frustrated, crying is the best relief, have you experienced that? When we cry, it releases us from all the negative vibes, then when you're done crying, all feels a lot better. Suppressing the emotions by trying to not cry is the real sign of weakness.
28 Jul 10
No, i don`t think that crying make you weak. It`s stupid to say that you are weak, there are men that cry, that doesn`t make the weak, we all have our moments. To cry is a way to release the pressure you have accumulated inside of you, it helps you calm down.
4 May 10
It is quite normal for everybody to cry.You know that even pretty big and strong or wealthy men also do cry.It just depends on the way you feel.Sometimes we all just need to cry out our problems but it is not good when it happens often because this means you are a kind of depressed person who doesn't have anything happy in life.
21 Apr 10
Hi, niitesh. I think crying is helpful, and it's a natural and essential expression of emotions. I do feel some sense of relief after crying. And I also cry tears of happiness and joy, not only of stress, loneliness or pain. As long as it helps you feel better, what's crying?