Why do we cry?

Philippines
February 26, 2007 8:57pm CST
Can anyone say something about this? Even if we don't like to cry, tears keep on falling.
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• Philippines
3 Mar 07
Our lacrimal glands usually secrete lacrimal fluid or tears to moisten up our eyes otherwise it would really hurt. That's why people who can't produce tears use artificial tears. Sometimes, irritants such as foreign objects also makes our eyes wet because that is a defense mechanism i think.
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@luzamper (1360)
• Philippines
28 Feb 07
We cry to express our emotion of sadness. Our tears fall even if we are not crying because of the feeling of loneliness, depression, and sometimes self-pity. We shout and cry to express our anger but can't do what we want to do to attack others as it is not easy to become a criminal. Tears fall also when dirt enters our eyes and it hurts. Because of overwhelming happiness and laughter, tears also fall from our eyes. I think tears are the best medium to clean our eyes and God perfectly provided such means to clean our eyes from dirt and foreign bodies to maintain clear eyesight to see the beauty of all the wonderful creation of God.
@whacks (774)
• Philippines
27 Feb 07
We cry when we can no longer contain our emotions - happiness, loneliness, anger also, pain, etc. It's not bad to cry or to let tears fall - another way to clean our eyes. Crying is a good outlet to be relieved of whatever we feel overwhelmingly. Crying for men is not a sign of cowardice. Even the Lord Jesus cried.
• Philippines
3 Mar 07
We cry primarily because of our emotions. If we are lonely, our tears fell even if we don't like to cry. If we are angry, just the same our tears fell because we could not let out that anger that wants to burst from our hearts. If we are happy, sometimes we couldn't avoid tears falling because we are overwhelmed with happiness. Yes, God provided glands to store fluid which we call tears to cleanse our eyes. If foreign bodies enter our eyes, we do not cry but tears fall because of irritation.
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• India
11 Dec 07
i crys when i am very sad depressed and cant control my emotions.i cry to let everything out during the night when i am really sad.it helps a lot makes you feel better
• Japan
27 Feb 07
this is very good qpost and i really would like to answer you for this....you know whan we cry sometine we cry when we are very sad we cant fight with the situatuion...we cant jandle it,nobody can help us then we cry even of we dont want we cry..and sometime we cry caz we are so happy that we cant stop our feeling and that are tears of happiness..........i cried a lot when i met my mummy after so long time..i was so happy at that time that i cant stop my self and i start crying for atleast a 1/2 an hour
• Indonesia
1 Mar 07
hmm..we cry maybe because something make me sad.. or else.. ^^ also maybe we are very happy about we are performance..
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• India
1 Mar 07
we cry when we r happy or sad.when someone whom u love hert u .when u feel alone.when u want to talk and no one to listen u or no time to talk with u
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• India
27 Feb 07
no
• India
7 Dec 07
It's almost like asking why we eat. There are no awnser to certain questions.It got lots of reasons. Mostly people cry for any reason where they feel happy or sad. It's hard to explain it thats all i can say.
• India
7 Dec 07
we r crying because we r living for others , so every situation in which ur getting problems u will cry for others
• Philippines
7 Dec 07
1. Basal tears nourish the and continually keep the cornea wet. 2. Reflex tears results from irritation of the eye by foreighn particles, or from the presence of irritant substances such as onion vapor, tear gas or peppery spray. 3. Psychic tears (crying or weeping)--increased lacrimation due to emotional stress, depression or physical pain. 4. Leamy eye is a condition whereby there is excessive watering of one eye, seemingly for no apparent reason, in response to environmental stimuli. Wala kaming ginagawa kaya tinuruan kong mag MyLot mga katabi ko 2pm pa lang wala nakaming gawa kaya 2 hours kaming magtutunganga...
• India
7 Dec 07
friend i think it is an unconditional act done by us. we actually feel the situation.we are with that situation.thats why tears will automaticaly fall.