Don’t you worry child… cry it out loud.

What I think…

The land of tears is the only place you will feel everlasting solitude and significant relief….

The Swedish House Mafia mix playing on your playah! Don’t you worry child… Feeling bad? Cry it out loud. What happens when you cry, exactly? Aside from your mascara being smeared and getting those panda eyes… aside from it being the after effects of peeling an onion or dumping your boyfriend’s ass when you caught him cheating on you (TT.TT) Damn that onion!:)..if you aren’t familiar of what crying is… A salty fluid chock full of protein, water, mucus and oil is released from the lacrimal gland in the upper, outer region of your eye. This fluid, better known as tears, then flows down the surface of your eye, across your face.

There are three types of tears:

1. Basal tears: Omnipresent in the eyes which keeps the eyes from drying out. Is this also the type of tears that comes out when we sneeze or yawn? Not sure.

2. Reflex tears: Their purpose is to protect our eyes from irritants. Thank you so much reflex tears!

3. Emotional tears: It all starts in the cerebrum where sadness is registered. The endocrine system is then triggered to release hormones to the ocular area, which then causes tears to form. Emotional tears are common among people who suffer personal losses.

Then how come there are tears of joy? I was reading through tweets on twitter of course and read that when a tear first comes out from the right eye then it is a tear brought by happiness and if it comes from the left eye it is a cry due to sadness. Haven’t put it to test yet. Will let you know once I do.:)

According to studies, crying is actually beneficial to one’s health. I for one get a good sleep after a sob fest. Some scientists believe that crying can decrease stocked up stress and is a way of ridding the body’s toxins and waste products. Reflex tears are generally found to be about 98 percent water, whereas several chemicals are commonly present in emotional tears. Hormones that indicate high stress levels are released when we cry. Also endorphins that reduce pain and improve our mood are released. It is believed that crying is more of a woman thing than of man. Scientists have proven that man’s tear glands are much smaller and only do cry when suffering major losses. They get angry instead when their emotions are elevated.

Ever wondered what crying and laughing have in common? Both acts show strong preservation. Once it’s happening, it is much more difficult to stop than preventing it from happening. You see… they have no on and off switch. Crying causes more crying and laughing causes more laughing.

Overall, keeping things bottled up inside isn’t always a good thing. Cry it out as much as you laugh it out.

Sources:

http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/crying3.htm

http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/09/07/curious-behvaior-provine/

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