Truth Theory: Crying is as normal an event as breathing. But the forces that govern us have forever seen this action to be one of weakness. Men especially are always ridiculed if they cry. It is viewed as an emasculating thing to do. On the other hand, women are seen as extremely spoilt if they cried, no matter the reason. To put it simply, one’s reasons for crying could be varied, but a single tear down the eye would be perceived as less humanly. And this affects us adversely. We start thinking and believing that any form of emotion is simply vulnerability.
This leads to us never speaking up about our problems because we believe it would be extremely hazardous to our public image if we ever opened up to anyone. The truth, on the other hand, is that we should cry once in a while. It helps us expel and vent our emotions in a very healthy way.
Many reports on this subject say that if you are able to cry at your plight in life, it means that you can face your own emotions and actively deal with them. But this also means that you have higher emotional intelligence.