Why do we cry? Do we cry for joy or for sorrow? Is there a difference in the kind of tears? I heard that there are some people (mostly men, I think) who cry at funny things — kind of the “I laughed so hard I cried”  kind of cry except that they skip the “I laughed so hard” part and go right to the crying.  Do you cry for joy or for sorrow?

Something Else:  Some observations on tears
Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts.  ~ Charles Dickens, Great Expectations
To weep is to make less the depth of grief.  ~William Shakespeare, King Henry the Sixth
What soap is for the body, tears are for the soul.  ~Jewish Proverb

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