Tag: Masculinity


Teardrops, Civility and Hope: Our Week in Wisdom

On The Wisdom Daily this week (Sept. 14-18),?we wrote about men who avoid crying, refugees fleeing Syria in record numbers, employees bringing religious rules to work, Americans becoming uncivil with each other and more. Did you grow wiser this week? We hope The Wisdom Daily played a part.   Why Don’t Men Cry More Often? – Brad Hirschfield Why do so many people in our culture still buy into the notion that “real men don’t cry”? In a recent piece on Aeon, writer Sandra Newman raises this question. And she suggests that......

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Why Don't Men Cry More Often?

Why do so many people in our culture still buy into the notion that “real men don’t cry”? In a recent piece on Aeon, writer Sandra Newman raises this question. And she suggests that there may be some utility in men containing their tears in certain situations. But she also points out that it’s a relatively recent concept to equate masculinity with dry eyes – an idea that’s ultimately more unhealthy than not. Newman cites scientific research showing that crying opens pathways of connection and healing in unique ways; it often includes......

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