This comment by Mark on the post Men Have Tear Ducts Too
I’d be interested in finding out more about this survival aspect of which you speak Jon. My experience is crying is usually associated with sadness or emotionally touching moments-not in the heat of battle or even some sort of other terrifying and possibly mortally dangerous situation. Anger and brute emotion seems to be more likely there.
When I was a tween, sometimes anger in a fight might provoke tears of rage, but that was because my rage was uncontrollable. Later on I was able to contain that and not tear in rage. But never have I’ve been in such danger that I have ever cried. I hope to never be in a position of such helplessness and hopelessness that my last resort is tears from begging for mercy.
Question of the Day:
Why do we, as a society, still deny boys and men the healthy release and healing of tears?
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