Crying can be categorized in two parts: functional or instrumental. Functional crying is when one feels sadness, pain or happiness. Instrumental crying is when one uses this to get what he wants.
The first one is loud and clear (including crying during The Champ the movie). The second one is tricky though. Children do this all the time when they want to get something but how can we recognize instrumental crying by Adults? Unfortunately, I don’t have any clue.
Adults cry mostly for the lost of their loved ones, the broken relationship, self pity or when they desperately look for an answer they won’t find (a sort of powerlessness). After crying, they’d feel relieved. This is exactly the reason why adults cry, the relieve afterwards. But why is crying seen as a sign of weakness while it is useful to regain the body balance? Imagine, when you get very angry but not be able to express it, your body thrills, your voice sticks in your throat, you can’t say anything, then you just ….cry. The found body balance afterwards, after the relieved feeling comes, makes crying worthwhile.
This is why I admire people who dare to cry in public, not that I am the one who do so. On the contrary, I don’t cry that much, do you?