This Little Parent Stayed Home

Tears of an Idealist

February 2, 201660 min
Here's to the criers.

I had a bad day last week. Nothing significantly terrible happened... nothing that would leave any lasting scars... but nonetheless, it was a tougher day than usual.

We all have them.

I felt compelled to do a video journal of what I was feeling and before really knowing the reason behind my action, I posted it on Facebook. My "Ugly Cry" video generated quite a wide variety of responses. Some commented on my bravery, others made it known that the video made them uncomfortable.

How do you react when you see someone else cry?

"There is sacredness in tears. They are not a mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than that of ten thousand tongues."

- Washington Irving

A quest to civilize tears.

Is crying a sign of strength or weakness? Depending on the origin, good cries can lead to major breakthroughs, big innovations, a much needed release of pressure and great success stories. While crying can come from a feeling of low self worth and hopel

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