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Why do men weep

  1. Mar 7, 2008 #1

    wolram

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    Just for the technical side i like to watch air crash investigation, it has all ways been an interest to me as to how things can fail, but i seem to be getting all sissy and weeping
    watching the programs, surly this not natural for a male.
     
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  3. Mar 7, 2008 #2

    Kurdt

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    I'd say empathy was the reason, and thats a good thing not bad. :smile:
     
  4. Mar 7, 2008 #3
    Maybe you're not. When did you last check ?
     
  5. Mar 7, 2008 #4
    what a wimp.
    just kidding. I cry during movies and tv shows and commercials. It's never the people dying that makes me cry though, I only cry for really happy things.
     
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  6. Mar 7, 2008 #5

    lisab

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    Sometimes, if I'm sad about "X" but can't do anything to change it, I'll get weepy at stupid things that have nothing to do with "X". I hate getting weepy at McDonald's commercials. But then I'm a woman, it could be different for men.
     
  7. Mar 7, 2008 #6
    First time I saw Braveheart, I cried at the end. :cry:
     
  8. Mar 7, 2008 #7
    I haven't cried in probably 15 years. I don't even remember when the last time I cried was.
     
  9. Mar 7, 2008 #8

    Kurdt

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    Yes, its a terrible film, but no need to get upset. :wink:
     
  10. Mar 7, 2008 #9

    turbo

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    You're just mad that a Scot got some good press. :rofl:
     
  11. Mar 7, 2008 #10

    wolram

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    Some times you guys are so creepy and i do not know how to answer, or even know if you are serious,but i can tell you all my bits are in order.
     
  12. Mar 7, 2008 #11
    No offense, I was just kidding ! I myself feel very easily like crying when watching sad movies, or listening to Shostakovich's string quartet #8, or when I flushed the golden fish last week, or such... I think it's fine as long as you don't let it show too much :rolleyes:

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    Ok I'll go check now. Be back in a few.
     
  13. Mar 7, 2008 #12
    Crying is perfectly natural and a good way to express your feelings. Much better than keeping it all bottled up.

    EDIT: Oops, I missed the part where you said you are a guy. Never mind, then.
     
  14. Mar 7, 2008 #13

    DaveC426913

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    There is a pretty wide gap between weeping at a story designed to manipulate your emotions even though it's fictional - and a real-life event involving the death of innocent men, women and children.
     
  15. Mar 7, 2008 #14
    I'm a sucker for a weeping man, they get me everytime.
     
  16. Mar 7, 2008 #15

    Moonbear

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    Me too...not all out bawling, mind you, but if there's a bit of glisten in the eye that they're desperately trying to hide at the end of a movie, awwww...that's just the sweetest thing. :approve:
     
  17. Mar 7, 2008 #16

    Evo

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    Why *shouldn't* men weep? Ditto what Moonbear said. If it was a sad movie, of course.

    Now, if they cry because the parking lot at the mall is crowded...
     
  18. Mar 7, 2008 #17

    Moonbear

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    :rofl: True.

    As I left my boyfriend this morning (I don't see him very often...I can never seem to find someone to date close to wherever I live), he had a tear in his eye. I brushed it away, and commented that it seemed his eyes were watering...he claimed it was the cold. :biggrin: It was really sweet...nearly got me all choked up too.
     
  19. Mar 7, 2008 #18

    Ivan Seeking

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    Oh come on, I bet you cried when Harley was sold the first time.

    Movies can get me - very sad but true stories can certainly get to me. Losing a pet rips my heart out every time.
     
  20. Mar 7, 2008 #19

    Moonbear

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    If a guy DIDN'T cry over losing a pet, I'd think something was seriously wrong with him!
     
  21. Mar 7, 2008 #20

    Kurdt

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    Not at all. Its just terribly historically inaccurate. Besides, wait till Culloden the movie comes out :tongue2::wink:.
     
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