There is no question that most of us have already cried in public. Even if the last time was when we were kids. How do you fell when you lose it? What do you think when you see someone breaking down? Do you look the other way? Do you make any attempt to find out what it is and maybe comfort a person? Does it matter if it is a woman or a man? (I have seen men crying, but not hysterically).
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I do agree, but that is the assumption that the one who cries does not want the attention to be brought to him or her because it makes it more embarrassing. But to the person who cannot hold tears, it feels that nobody cares at all.
It is such a beautiful answer, haikutwinkle. Truly poetic, human, humane and so moving!
I m sorry for your loss,My warm condolences.
That s so sweet of you to stay with him in his breakdown.Giving shoulder to cry on means a lot to some people.
My heart goes out to you. I lost my father several years ago and I understand how you feel. Tears cannot always wait or be hidden, it's a good time for those around to show sympathy if possible.
Thanks James. Nice of you. Best Wishes...
and you too.Thanks so much:)
Then do you judge them or sympathize with them?
I analyze, then either sympathize or judge. If it is a woman crying over a break up to an idiot, then I definately don't sympathize.
Great answer. I appreciate the feelings you shared.
I think that is very judgemental and heartless of you. Why do you think you have the right to dictate when crying is acceptable and when it isn't? Every emotion is valid, it doesn't make you a failure to have feelings and be affected by them.
Martie, yes, I agree, if I had a choice, public display of emotion is not for me. But when is happened and all turn away, I find it ridiculous. I might write a hub, but I am trying to stick to my sequence. Maybe someone else would.
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It's a beautiful answer, tsmog - I am trying to abstain from comments, though, because there is a limit of comments posted and the question is deleted due to the Forum-y nature of it. Thanks!
I broke down in public more than once, and, no, I could not control, but the worst thing was that when nobody cared. There are usually a few people who come up and I am always grateful. It feels better.
I'm sorry. I don't think it was intentionally hurtful, rather that people don't know how to respond.
I agree there is no shame. This weakness is temporary and who knows if you are not the next one?
Crying is normal and actually healthy - if a person cries in public, and I have, it just means they become so emotional in that the tears just come - so what - we are all human - it is good not to stare at people who cry in public.
I agree with you both:)