I have had a number of discussions lately about crying. One recently on a blog, but others with various people over the last few months on the phone or in person. I have yet to find anyone who absolutely agrees with my position. Often they might agree on one level, but not to the degree in which I present the situation.
It seems that there are a lot more apologists out there than I ever thought. Most people seem to think crying in public is ok or crying if certain conditions are met is forgivable. Being raised the way I was, and searching deep within myself I have yet to find a good enough reason to change my mind about crying. Perhaps someday something will happen, but as of yet, nothing I have experienced has brought out the waterworks.
Before anyone thinks seeing people cry makes me feel uncomfortable, that’s not it. I just don’t see the value in wasting all that energy.