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Old 11-12-2012, 08:40 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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No I'm not man enough to lol.

Sure if there was reason to. If I cry you can be sure it's something big. I think being open with your emotions is more courageous than holding them in because you're afraid of what the other thinks.
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Eastern Kentucky
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This thread reminds me of the song lyrics "there ain't nothing funny when a soldier cries". I have seen some of the toughest men on earth with tears running down their faces, yet they continued doing what they had to do. Often these tears were just after mail call and there were remarks about the dust or smoke in the air. I could not mourn my Dad because I was trying to be strong for Mom, and I still have problems with it. I think I would have been better to have a complete breakdown then, but I couldn't, so it is still with me. Ok, I am a woman, but I learned to be tough and carry on no matter what was going on. I know that tears do not make you weak, they are a way of dealing with emotions.
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Planet Earth, USA
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No, because if you cry in front of another man at a funeral that means you're weak and GAY!

Grow up people, everybody thinks you're a sissy anyway!
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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I refuse to cry in front of other guys, that being said I have done it a few times with a ton of alcohol. I feel like a complete idiot the next day typically won't talk to my buddies for a few days hoping they won't mock me.

Funeral is one of the few places I can think it'd be ok.
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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I'd be fine crying in front of a man, it's just that I rarely have the urge to cry at all. Though I occasionally tear up a little the last time I had a full blown cry would have been 5 years ago.
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:17 AM
 
Location: Miss Jankins (Say nothing bad).
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I've been told that I've cried in front of several of my Army buddies. It's amazing how being 19, away from home for the first time, stationed at Ft. Wainwright, AK, a woman, and being full of bumpy face (Seagram's Gin), mixed with Strawberry Hill Boone's Farm, can open the flood gates. Oh yeah, oh yeah, a brotha cried.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:52 AM
 
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I have at my best friend's father's funeral. He was a good man and told some of the best stories back when he was a a state trooper in the 60s.
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:06 AM
 
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It depends. Sometimes crying makes you look weak and sometimes it doesn't.
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Westminster, CO
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I got over this long ago. I'm a complete sap. Originally it frustrated me and I would work hard to "man-up" and not shed tears. Now I don't give a flying-F about it. I cry when Lassie comes home. I cry at Hallmark commercials. I cry at the end of Return of the Jedi and Wrath of Khan. I cry every year when I read How the Grinch Stole Christmas on Christmas Eve.

It doesn't bother me at all. It's part of who I am.
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Old 12-13-2012, 02:16 PM
 
Location: SF CA, USA
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I got over this long ago. I'm a complete sap. Originally it frustrated me and I would work hard to "man-up" and not shed tears. Now I don't give a flying-F about it. I cry when Lassie comes home. I cry at Hallmark commercials. I cry at the end of Return of the Jedi and Wrath of Khan. I cry every year when I read How the Grinch Stole Christmas on Christmas Eve.

It doesn't bother me at all. It's part of who I am.
Man, with that much crying you should carry buckets with you wherever you go, and use the tears to make sea salt for cooking :P.
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