what do you think when you see a grown man cry?

United States
March 3, 2009 10:29pm CST
I think that he has strong emotions and is man enough to show it. I also think anyone who thinks a man who cries is weak , they are the ones with the problem.How about you?
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@venchaul (541)
• China
4 Mar 09
I have seen a man who cried loudly. I think it is natural for a man to cry,which doesn't mean his weakness but show he is a person with great tenasity and toughness. And also I think it is a good way to relief one's stress. It is said that crying can keep one more healthier. So nothing serious for a man to cry. You know there's a Chinese song called "man,cry! it's not a crime",it's very moving. If you like, I'd like to send it to you to listen to it! Good luck!
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• United States
5 Mar 09
U couldn't agree with you more.
@youless (100180)
• Guangzhou, China
5 Mar 09
In fact men seldom cry and it's supposed to think that men shouldn't cry. As it shows that he is weak. But I don't think so. I agree that men seldom shed tears. But once they cry, it must be something really sad and important. So I have to understand it rather than laugh at him. I love China
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
4 Mar 09
I have seen grown men cry before, and I have felt for them and cried with them because I could feel their pain.
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• United States
5 Mar 09
I don't cry that often but I do feel for anyone I see cry.
• China
4 Mar 09
I have made my boyfriend cry for several times. *_*. I made him very angry intentially in some degree. He had no way to show his feelings but cry. I'm so sorry for my behaviours. I know he really care me and I apologized to him. Of course, I cry more than he does. :). After crying, I find the unhappy things would have gone. It's the best way to release myself especially under great stress.
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• United States
7 Mar 09
I rarely cry. When I do , i feel worse.
• India
4 Mar 09
There are many sad incidence happened in men life. so its but natural behaviour. I dont think person who cries in public or in closed room is week. Even crying make him more stronger to fight with that sad incidence. Crying is having as much importance as laughing. If person can laugh out loudly, crying why not? yes you are right most , men always try to hide his emotions and always control in crying. As a male i prefer to cry in closed room not in public. Have a gr8 day!
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• United States
7 Mar 09
Thanks for your response. I wish that you and other men cold feel comfortable to cry Anywhere.
• Canada
4 Mar 09
It doesn`t matter to me. If a grown man or woman is crying, then there must be a reason. Why is it that it is more acceptable for women to cry than it is for menÉ That is a horrible double standard. People should be accepted as people, and not judged according to their genders.
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• United States
5 Mar 09
It is this western culture of ours,especially in the 30's, 40's and 50's.Men couldn't express any feelings that would make them look soft or weak. Thankfully these days are so different. And hopefully this double standard will be a distant memory..
@cathya (704)
• Philippines
4 Mar 09
If a grown man cry it only means that he is a REAL human. because as far as i know real human has different emotions, and man as they are they also feel weak sometimes. Actually I admire those men who showed that they're also crying. I keep on telling my boyfriend, that if you feel like crying its okay, cry on my shoulders :)
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• United States
4 Mar 09
I would love it if men cried more. Atleast it would show that they have a softer side and don't mind being man enough to show it. Everyone cries at some point or another... I by far find it weak.
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@Qaeyious (2361)
• United States
4 Mar 09
The movie was "The Butterfly," from Spain. The actual translation of the title was "Butterfly's Tongue" but I suppose they thought the US consumers would frown on that. It's about a seven-year-old boy who bonds with his teacher, a liberal anti-fascist, and at the end, the fascists take over, violently, and the boy was forced to publicly denounce the teacher as he was lead to his execution. No other time did I hate the "responsible" adult world as much as then. And I could not control myself for more than an hour afterward. People on the bus looked at me funny, but tough. "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" is another one that almost did the same - That one communicates very well the senselessness of it all, hatred between human beings. It disturbs me sometimes that it takes movies to do this to me, but news reports about the difficulties of childhood all about the world, forced to live in most horrid conditions, forced to eek out a living foraging in dangerous garbage dumps, living next to a stream of raw sewage where they get their water. It's just sad. It takes more than an hour in a darkened room to get into the details into a story to pull that emotional response out of me. "Slumdog Millionaire" about two boys and a girl ... though it tells the story in memories of adults, as does "For a Lost Soldier." It just occurred to me none of these movies are from the United States -