I am a sentimental person. I cry when I feel sad and frustrated. I cry when I am extremely happy, and I even cry just watching those tragic soap operas on TV.
When a woman cries, people say it’s natural; that women are expected to cry. People don’t see anything wrong when a woman cries.
But when a man cries, there are several notions about this. We often hear a mother say to her child ” Don’t cry , you’re a big man now,” implying to the child that big men don’t cry;
or worst, we often hear young boys taunting each other – ” You’re a sissy, you’re crying.”
It is observed that men cry less often than women. This maybe because women are more emotional than men, or is it because people expect men to be less lachrymose and they have to live up to that image?
As for me, I believe that crying in a man, denotes just the opposite – that he is strong enough and sure of his manhood that is why he is confident to show to the world that he can feel; that he has emotions and that – he is human!
What about you?
If you are a man, why do you not cry often? or do you cry but you don’t want to show the people around you? Why not?
If you are a woman, what are your thoughts about men who cry?