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What is it about life that makes me cry

Updated on September 28, 2012

I do it for many reasons

There are many things in life that tends to bring me to tears, and so I will attempt to share just some of them in this article for now, and please try not to cry here with me as you read it. This is something that has emerged from being inspired to write about what makes my tear ducts open up from time to time, and today is one day it has occurred once again. "Thanks Billybuc" (A good friend of mine who made me cry today, after reading his comment on a hub I wrote earlier.)

I have been on this earthly surface for a mere 37 years, and till this day I believe it is safe to mention that I am in love with this place, this beautiful utopia they call earth. The ease of the winds, the softest breezes and my adoration of the huge trees, that stand up super tall towering over us humans, and animals that inhabit this planet.


Just thinking about it

I think about life sometimes, and all that it has amounted to from the age of the dinosaurs to that of today, and I even think about life and how it must have been before that. I know that there was many curious souls on the planet that have been crowned the titles of philosopher, or scientist, of mathematician, and the likes. Many of which were all just as I am today, simply puzzled by the magnificence of this glowing rock, this place that houses over 8.7 million species on this colorful earth.

Thinking about such a huge significant number, it takes the complete and utter balance of all of these species and all of their interactions to keep life in its sustainability, and overall ever yielding balance, to keep the food chain in its perpetual eating frenzy, and highly productive fruitful output, and to simply feed a single soul on earth, preferable a human being when their starving, or simply looking to eat for daily hunger, and nutritional needs and or requirements.


The complexity of life

All these things is what brings me to tears when I think about it as a whole, because I begin to realize that I am a member of this tightly knit, and highly advanced ecosystem that some higher governing authority and power had to come up with. Many of us call such an authority God, and many of us deny of such an existence, but what I do know is that we are all part of the same equation of sorts, and no matter how complex per say a scientist, or philosophical person may try and attempt to display such a fact and or denial premise.

I tend to cry because of knowing that a single flower is about to reach its bloom, and water is its cause, as well as sun light that grazes it, nurtures it with energetic light beams of healing powers, and supplements its soulful budding body with precious colorful rays from the spectrum of a ever so gentle rainbow, that for some reason they labeled photosynthesis.

Yes this is what brings me to tears, and not just for the fact that something is going wrong with us humans. I also begin to cry to think about the countless animals that are here with us, I just love to admire and watch the majestic movements they make through the air as birds, and jumping, and leaping creatures like leopards, and grass hoppers, even though their just insects, they all continue to burst into uncontainable actions at random, running for joy, for dare life at times, and it is quite admirable to bear witness to it all in real life.


The Newborns

This is why I cry, but not only for the fact that babies are born right beside their mothers, and not just us, I mean babies of all types and assortments, like the lions cubs. I would watch the National Geographic channel on television, as a young little hatch-ling myself, and would admire how a tadpole would pull away from its precious life sack it once depended on, that was unselfishly hatched by its mother, and how it moved away from all the others once it reached metamorphic transformation into full breed amphibious creature. To some day become absolutely, utterly and clearly defined as a unique soul all of its own. These thoughts all brought me way down to earth and to huge tears.

So I must say that it isn't always something negative that will bring me to flow these salty things known by many as tears, but there's loads of positive reasons, and much of it I learned from watching my very own birth mother, but I always seemed to have a huge heart for nature. Now, when I think of humanity, and all that we have achieved in our youthful infantile history in comparison to that of the age of this planet, I then begin to ponder a great deal before crying even more.


Humanity & Escape

We have escaped ourselves many times, our selfish ways, our racial indifference with one another, our foolish prides, our heartlessness, our lustful acts, and so many more forms of negativity. We have achieved so much us people of light, and that of darkness as well, we have stared hatred down dead into its all illusive devilish retina, dimmed its fires, and succeeded in empowering one another with things like the U.S. Bill of rights, the U.S. Constitution, summoned up the justice league of the United Nations, and so many more powerful productive examples all fighting to uphold the human rights of all peoples worldwide.

We have mixed (Physically, mentally, spiritually, racially, culturally, and ethnically) with one another producing anomalies, child prodigies, geniuses, and so many other definitions, that even the Webster's Dictionary couldn't keep up, to record and define.

I do believe that us humans, definitively deserve a round of applause if anything, because we have surely come a long way, despite the fact that there are still a bunch of rotten apples here sort of speak, in the bunch on earth. Mainly those depressive folks who tend to ruin things from time to time with their hurtful evils, deceit, conniving ways, and all the negative vibes that follow.

"Humanity, if your out there an listening, I love you all", this is my very last tear I will be shedding today, and it is for the fact that we have always found a way to triumph over adversities, and so I will leave everyone who manages to read this article, with this thoughtful premise. Take a break, let loose and allow them tears to flow for once, because we all need to cry sometimes and for any reason we see fit, I cannot write them all down, that would take a huge book to actually write, and I have said to much already.

The END..............

Love forever your Cloud Explorer.


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    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      5 years ago from New York City

      Thanks James, I did it for all those folks who love to cry, because I know I do, and it feels good too, to let out them tears at times and not to hold it all in. Just let it all out! right.

      Oh and your welcome bro, thanks again for sharing with me here as well.

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      James A Watkins 

      5 years ago from Chicago

      This is a really cool Hub and I enjoyed it very much. Thank you for this pleasure. I appreciate you sharing your loving heart here with us.

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @Sueswan I learned how to let out all of my emotions like this from my beautiful mother, she showed me with all of her loving affection, that it isn't good to hold the tears inside, its imperative to let them flow.

      Thanks for visiting, commenting, and for sharing this hub here for me.

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      6 years ago

      Hi Michael

      Thinking of the beauty and wonder of life and to share it with other creatures on earth makes me shed tears of joy.

      Voting way up and sharing

      Take care :)

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      That's why I love life, it presents so many challenges for us all @dwachira, all the way from the good to the bad moments. It's all worth it in the end when you get to look at it though, especially if you get the chance to live a full life.

      Thanks for the cool insight and for the visit, as well as the vote up & sharing with me here, that was cool of you.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 

      6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Life is complicated and a mystery, to think that every crawling creature has a life is amazing. Thinking about life gives me a chance to have a second look at myself, it creates an inspiration that drives hope for tomorrow. There will be no life without hope and life brings that hope ... it is vicious circle. Voted up and useful.

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Hi @Ddraigcoch, I love to cry all the time, I'm just a big ole cry baby LOL.

      I think its cool though as you said moments after when it all dries up and all to feel good once again, and most of the time them dry tears were definitely worth it.

    • Ddraigcoch profile image


      6 years ago from UK

      Crying always makes me physically tired, then I go to sleep and wake up really refreshed, like I let it out and then repaired.

      I love this hub, voted up and shared.x

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @unknown spy, Thank you for your kind words as well, we all need to shed a tear every once in a while, and for whatever.

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @Movie Master, thank you so much as well for your kind insight, your friendship, and for always showing me so much love on hubpages, when I met you for the first time, and read one of your hubs, it made me realize that there are some powerful folks here on hubpages.

      I love your works on here as well, and I learned a great deal from your hubs, simply by being impressed with the professionalism, dedication and hard efforts you've placed into it all. You are a true friend indeed.

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @Victoria Lynn, thanks for that cool raving review of my hub here, I did my best to bring out what it is that brings me to tears at times through life, and even sometimes while pondering about the earths magnificence and overall beauty.

    • unknown spy profile image

      Not Found 

      6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      crying really helps lighten our hearts..washes away our pains. i can see you're a wonderful person.

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      Movie Master 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      I love this hub Mike and it says so much about you....

      You are a lovely person, I'm so pleased I have met you here on HP and this is wonderful writing, thank you and voted up!

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @Michele Travis, thanks for being honest and so insightful with your comment you left me here, I know many of us feel the same at times, and so sharing such emotions is a good thing for sure, and helps us all to heal a bit from all the ills that are truly present in our everyday reality.

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @suziecat7, thanks for showing here, for commenting, and for sharing with me your thoughts.

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      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      This is so deep and insightful. I especially love the paragraphs about "The Complexity of Life." Your writing--the descriptions, how they flow--is especially beautiful and gripping there. Wonderful writing here. Loved it! Many votes!

    • TToombs08 profile image

      Terrye Toombs 

      6 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Mike, I wonder if you don't have a touch of Empath in you. :) Here are the traits of an empath, and from what I can tell, you have some of them:

      Exactly; precious moments. :)

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      Michele Travis 

      6 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      I loved this hub. Such emotions. Even though we do not always express them or let people know how we feel. There is still a lot of pain in this world. Not you are not a Stigmatic person, you are just not one of the people who keep it burning you up inside. When people keep it inside, sometimes it only gets worse and hurts more. I hope that made sense.

      I hope more people read this, who knows maybe someone will read this and it can help someone. Even if it only helps one person, that would be wonderful.

      Voted up.

    • suziecat7 profile image


      6 years ago from Asheville, NC

      I'm not much of a cryer though I cry on the inside. Like TToombs, I find ways to react then cry later. Watching a recent video of those awful fires out west made me cry. So much destruction and heartbreak. Good honest Hub.

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Wow @TToombs08, precious moments right.

      Yeah I cry all the time myself, and without warning most of the time, it just starts rolling off of my cheek when something truly dramatic happens, and even during movies.

      Even hearing stories about such tragedies as the Aurora Shooting a while back in Colorado brought me to a pool of tears, almost as if I felt there pain, and torment people were going through.

      Maybe I might be a stigmatic person, who feels the worlds pain as well, I really don't know, but I don't hold back at all, because if I do I will explode some day because the pressure gets to be to much, you know TT.

      So, I just let the rivers pore out, and all is well again for me there after. Thank you for such personal insight here, and it goes to show that we all are venerable human beings who do need to express our emotions from time to time for sure, and none of us are robots neither or cyborgs.

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @Rolly A Chabot, its tough this life, and for us all even if we have all the money in the world, there's always so many mouths to feed, so many people who hate one another, and all.

      The pressure can become unbearable for anyone today, and so I resort back to basics, to my fully functioning tear ducts, at least they have plenty to offer to all the people of this world we live in, and lets hope its truly worth something indeed for all those who are soon to visit here.

      I cry for all of humanity, and thanks for crying with me bro.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @Curiad Thanks bro, its been a long time coming man, I been waiting for the right moment to drop my tears on hubpages, you know!

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      Terrye Toombs 

      6 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Well done, Mike. I admit that I rarely cry. My first reaction to something is usually something other than crying; be it love, anger, flight or fight. The crying comes much later, when I'm alone and I reflect on what has happened. Just my dealing mechanism from having to pretty much raise my brother and then my oldest son. My youngest brings me to tears occasionally as we have many more challenges than normal. :) I do tend to shed a tear when he is able to make a word that has meaning...for that is a joyful thing to me. :)

      Voted up and more. :) Thank you.

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      Rolly A Chabot 

      6 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi CloudExplorer... you certainly have brought a tear to the eye of this writer through your words. For nature speaks the truth and I have spent a great deal of time in the wilderness of the far reaches of the Yukon here in Canada. Nature is where you find a balance unsurpassed by anything man can do. It is God who has produced it in perfect harmony. It is not until man steps in and starts to upset the balance do we see the aftermath. I would spent 2 to 4 weeks in these places, 200 miles from any human, dropped in by helicopter and left until a prearranged pick up date with the bare essentials for survival. It is here I learned much about the man inside of me. It was there I could lovingly call home. After all I considered myself to be a guest in this land and respected it deeply.

      A extremely well written hub my friend...

      Much respect from Canada

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @Alecia Murphy, you are 100% correct crying is such a natural thing, and there's a reason why god gave us human tear ducts in the first place, without the such a release would not be possible, and reason for our first birth out cries, and all.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @mmsu, thanks for stopping by and commenting.

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @fpherj48, thanks for your cool comment, for sharing and all.

      I am so happy you liked my hub, and it also is very nice to meet you here on hubpages for the first time, I'll try my best to make it to your hubs as well.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @MarleneB, Awww that's so sweet your grand daughter speaking her first word for the very first time, that definitely is something good to cry about, and very precious at that.

      Thanks for being so supportive of my hubbing here, I will make sure to pay it forward back in return for you, I also love you writing here on hubpages a great deal, see you soon in yours Marlene.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Hey Bill, it is nice to have you here, and the privilege is all mine, you are the very reason why I wrote this hub, I thought about your recent comment on my hub today, and when you said you have tears brought to your eyes when it comes to issues of humanity, I knew I truly found a kindred spirit, because it happens to me all the same.

      I refuse to quit crying about the good things, and the bad, but I very much would prefer to cry about the love, and beauty that life emanates, and so here it is, many of the positive reasons for such a bucket of tears I tend to drop.

      Cheers to having such deeply felt emotions, and fully expressing them for the world to see, and witness today, because you my friend have a great deal of emotional content built up inside you that's also been poring out for sure. What can I say Bill, I got from my loving mother.

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      Mark G Weller 

      6 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      Beautiful said Mike, This is an awesome appreciation of all that exists around us and within us.

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      Alecia Murphy 

      6 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      I love this hub, so beautiful and simple. Crying to me is something that you shouldn't be afraid of, it is a raw part of humanity. While we cry for different reasons, it is obvious that it is a release of emotion that is necessary at this moment in time. Wonderful job!

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      6 years ago from Pakistan

      Great hub.Interesting throughout!

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      6 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Mike...I love this hub....and appreciate you sharing such raw emotions. I like this so much I am well as linking it to my hub "What Makes You Cry?"............Peace! UP+++

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Hi @remaniki, yay its good to have you here on my side of hubpages, or actually its all of our sides, LOL.

      I love it when folks leave awesome messages like you just done here, it is something that makes me feel as if I'm writing for a true purpose, and thank you for doing so, crying is something I do oh so very well, for sure.

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      Marlene Bertrand 

      6 years ago from USA


      Whenever I want to really enjoy my morning cup of coffee, I just go and grab one of your hubs to read it. Each one is better than the next. I mean, they are all so wonderful to read.

      By the way, I cried this morning when I heard my 19 month old granddaughter say for the first time, "Hi Gamma!"

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      You are such a good man! I will sit at the park and see a mother with her newborn, and the look of love on her face, and the tears start. I have so much hope for much hope.

      Yes, you are a good man, Mike. I'm proud to be your friend.


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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Thanks @kj force for the cool comment up above.

      I'm blown away by your quick response to my hub here, I love crying, if that really is possible. I fell in love with doing such a thing when I was young.

      So it's a huge element, and factor that makes me feel almost super human today, because having a huge heart is what this world does indeed need more of, and lets hope such a trend can spread like a cure for the common cold, or that of a deadly disease.

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      Rema T V 

      6 years ago from Chennai, India

      Hi Mike,

      I appreciate your love for humanity. Through your words you have proved beyond doubt that you are more than human. Great hub with a beautiful message. We do need to cry and I do that at all times :)

      Cheers, Rema.

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      6 years ago from Florida

      CloudExpl0rer...enjoyed your hub, interesting subject.. Crying once in awhile is good for us, as it releases pent up anxiety/frustration. I t helps cleanse our soul..we cry for many,funeral,graduation,achievement,failure..the list goes on..

      kudos to your achievements on this hub...nice write...


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