Yes it I okay for men to cry. It shows that he has a well developed personality and is true to his emotions.
We are talking about men here, aren't we? Men are adult, by definition. So men, women or whoever of an adult age, need no permission from anyone live true to their feelings.
Forget all the old rubbish about how a man, a woman should behave. That word "should" ought to be abolished in this context.
You, and others have every right to show your true feelings. If someone objects, it will probably be because they do not understand. Help them to see that to let them see 'you' is a compliment.
Being men, first thing comes to mind is strength. And obviously a men doesn't like to feel weak in front of any one. This is the main reason why most men feel awkward or ashamed in crying as it symbolizes their weakness.
But i personally feel, men is also a normal human being full of emotions and curiosity. Tears show that they are tender by heart and have soft emotion filled heart. It reflects the innocence hidden behind that muscular body.
Everyone cries at times. It's always been that way.
Life is a (personal) journey.
It may depend on what generation one is from, yet overall men can and do cry always. Maybe not as much visibly, but they do. I have a feeling at one time or earlier men were conditioned since wee lads not to cry. So, crying as behavior being repressed may be a great big gulp while actually unable to cry as a triggered behavior. So, when a real tough guy kinda of man is crying maybe it really hit his heart with some kind of magnitude.
Under most circumstances I would not expect it, but try going to a funeral some time.
Check out a man whose mother, father, wife, sister, brother, or best friend has died. He isn't crying - even a few brief tears? There is something wrong with him?
I am a (very) quiet, cool, introspective, deep-thinking, usually very unemotional individual (with a maxim that you never take decisions based upon your emotions, they are a notoriously bad guide).
I went to my father's funeral in 1988, to my mother's in 2000. I tried to fight back the tears both times, but I couldn't do it - a few tears broke the veneer both times. Not like my nephew, who cried throughout my mother's funeral, but enough to be noticed.
And why not? These people mattered - greatly. Not only as parents, but as mentors throughout your childhood, and as great friends when you became an adult. You have lost them for good, forever, it is perfectly natural to give into grief.
We are not made of stone, as tough or as brave or as intelligent as we like to think that we are. We are human, we should not be afraid of our humanity.
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