What is it With Men and Crying?
I just had a cry this morning. I was reading a very touching story in a group called 'I miss my Mom who has passed away'. I related to it and I got to thinking about my own Mom. How much she loved me, how thoughtfully she cared for me and how much I miss her. A sensation washed over me and tears welled up and started falling.
It wasn't a so called 'good cry' where I could just let it out. I felt a tightness around my temples and I was aware that I was holding back. But Why? I am all alone and there is nothing to be ashamed of. The same thing happens when I am involed in a movie that touches an my emotions.
Evidently I have been conditioned through life not to express those feelings. Crying is a sign of weakness, Admire the man who controls his feelings and disdain the one who doesn't. What are the things we do or say to young boys to create this feeling? I realize the benefits of a good cry and I need to, but how?
I guess each man has to come to terms with it in his own way.