Laughter is the best medicine, and science agrees. Researchers have found that laughter not only makes us feel good but also has the power to improve our overall health and well-being. Crying and laughing both involve the tearing of facial muscles, with crying resulting in visible tears. But why does one leave us feeling happy while the other sends chills up our spine? Researchers from different corners of the world have been trying to crack this puzzle for a long time now, but all their efforts so far remain inconclusive. So why do we cry when we see someone else cry? Let’s take a closer look at some of the most common theories that explain why we cry when someone cries.
Why Do I Laugh When People Cry?
It is not easy to answer this question. I can only give my opinion on why I laugh when people cry. I laugh when people cry because it is funny. I mean, come on, how annoying is it when someone keeps sobbing? I know right. I feel guilty at first but then I think: “oh well, they are so pathetic”.But then again, crying does have a healing effect so don’t make fun of them for crying too much. Instead, offer them tissues and comfort them (if you know them well enough) because crying might be their only way to relieve themselves from their problems.
The Reason Behind crying?
1. It’s An Expression Of Empathy
This is the foremost theory as to why we cry when someone cries. Emotions are a very important part of human existence. They allow us to connect and bond with others in a special way that cannot be understood. People who cry express their feelings, and the tears are an attempt to get people to understand their situation. The ability to relate to another person’s emotions is one of our most admirable qualities, but there is a catch–most of the time (not all) it is unconscious.
To understand another person on an emotional level, you have to be able to first understand yourself on an emotional level; this takes time and effort–and often results in you crying too!
2. It Can Be A Sign Of Pain
This is a very commonly accepted theory as to why everyone cries when they see someone cry. Some people will never show their raw emotions because they fear that their pain and discomfort will be detected by others; others have the belief that the pain and discomfort are unnecessary and should be kept to themselves, but this often just makes things worse in the long run (and who would want that?). The truth of the matter lies within two concepts, happiness, and sadness. While some feel happy about being around another person when they are happy, others feel sad or even anxious when another person is happy. There’s no difference between these two emotions as far as their physiological effects on your body are concerned, so it’s not surprising that both cause tears regardless of whether you are crying from happiness or sadness.
3. We Cry Because We Think We Should
Research shows that people who cry for emotional reasons tend to cry for longer periods than those who cry for something else; therefore, there must be a reason behind it! This reason is most likely (again) emotional because people cannot know unless they experience both emotions in person; meaning there is no way to know how you will react to something until you experience it firsthand.
4. We Cry Because We Are Too Shy To Say “I Am Sad/Angry”/Etc.
We tend to be overly cautious of what others think about our emotions, or of how others may react to us if we cry. This is why some people have the belief that crying will only make things worse and not better; however, this only prompts the person crying to become even quieter and inhibited from having any sort of conversation in the first place. The result? More and more crying!
This brings us to the next logical point about this theory:
5. We Cry Because We Want Others To Notice Us There Are Two Forms Of Crying.
Voluntary and involuntary — which will be described later on in this article. In other words, some do it on purpose; people who know they are supposed to cry (e.g. bad news) but do so anyway; while there are those who just really want their tears noticed by those around them (e.g., “loved” ones).
It’s an Empathetic Response
1. We Cry When Our Heart Is Touched
Psychologists have proven that crying occurs when the brain registers an emotion. This means that we tend to weep when the circumstances warrant it. The most popular example of this would be seen in a loved one’s death. You wouldn’t feel sad just because your loved one passed away (or vice versa). However, most people feel sad as though their hearts are being crushed or torn apart by the loss of a loved one. There is also an indirect relationship between physical health and emotional health, which can include physical symptoms such as weight gain, stress, and poor self-esteem; all of which can be prevented through proper control of emotions!
2. We Cry When We’re Bored
Just like any other naturally occurring phenomenon, crying runs in cycles. As children grow, the cycle of tears grows shorter. This is because a child’s capacity for crying is much lower than an adult’s due to the physical development of their body; many years of experience and emotional maturity have accumulated by this stage. In other words, as we get into adulthood and begin to feel how things are, we stop being so “wishy-washy” about our feelings and start being more objective about them. It is only fair that children have cried from time to time in their childhood (it’s part of growing up but also part of learning), but by the time they are adults, such an act has already become redundant; you already know how you are supposed to feel because it is clear due to your past experiences in life.
3. We Cry Because We Need A Reason To Be Happy!
This would be a very self-centered theory since one can never really determine how others will react when they see one who cries. The most common reaction you would receive at this moment would be pure confusion and even disgust (in some cases). Others would try to comfort you, and some may even begin to pity you. But the question is: why write about crying if one does so only because they need a reason for being happy? Even if you make it a habit, why should others be concerned about the state of your heart when this doesn’t affect you in any way?
4. We Cry Because We Don’t Have Anything Else To Do!
There are reports of people who exercise both their minds and bodies through doing sports etc., but there are also those who keep away from such activities altogether. If one is not able to deal with certain things in life due to emotional stability, writing or reading is always an option! To be frank, nothing replenishes our emotional energy like writing (or any other form of creative work). It relieves the mind and releases pent-up energy that was previously bound with emotion. It can also bring us closer together to those around us as well! We have observed that writing creates a bond that creates strong memories between two individuals (this is why we feel close to each other), something that cannot happen if we were only spending time together randomly; no amount of conversation will ever create such feelings as does an outpouring of thoughts into a piece of literary work!
5. We Cry Because We Want Attention!
This is a very common trend and mostly applies to emotionally distraught youth – and while they do cry, they hardly ever show signs of crying and their tears are usually nothing more than tears of frustration, which is sad because it means that they are trying to enter into this world through the wrong doors. While it may be true that crying could bring us close to those around us, it cannot be said that crying will give us any kind of attention or fame (who would read a piece about someone crying in the mirror, let alone care?
Depression Might Be The Reason
1. Depression Can Lead To Crying, So That’s Why We Cry!
Some people experience depression and are unable to feel happiness. They may find themselves restless, unmotivated, and even physically ill due to the condition and they end up feeling useless. Depression is already bad enough on its own and this is also before taking into account the side effects of anti-depressants. While depression can indeed cause crying, it is not a necessary condition.
2. We Cry Because We Are Oppressed!
It is the most convenient explanation because it suggests that crying is a natural part of being human. It carries a sense of sadness at how our lives are, but there is also a sense that we should be more aware of what is happening around us and what can be done to change them for the better. We have seen people who have come upon injustice and have cried because they saw this injustice for what it was, but cried, even more, when they observed others’ responses to the same situation. In other words, it might not be that we cry specifically due to oppression, but oppression can be behind why we do cry.
3. We Cry Due To Low Self-Esteem!
First off, this reason sounds highly superficial. Low self-esteem means some kind of problem and has nothing to do with crying – whether it’s puppy dogs crying or crocodiles crying or robots crying… Well, maybe a robot could express both sadness and happiness at the same time! But when someone who has low self-esteem cries; he doesn’t seem like he has any problems, to begin with; so why would he feel depressed? When someone distraught cries under pressure (he’s had a bad day and is feeling miserable, for instance), it’s because he is feeling uncomfortable. If he would have never felt bad in the first place, why would he be crying?
4. We Cry Because We Are Artistic!
This is a good answer if you are a person who does not like to cry but enjoys other artistic expressions. We don’t only want to be free from our restrictions and the problems we might encounter in life, but we also want to feel as if we can express ourselves better than how others do so by painting or building models. We say that art is subjective and not objective, but this means that making art is also about expressing ourselves – otherwise, an artist wouldn’t need to make any kind of expression at all. And isn’t it true that words of course work better to express emotions than paintings? However, art causes us to think at length; there are no quick answers here like in science or philosophy; while this might suggest that artists do have low self-esteem or just cry on their days off (when there are no deadlines or assignments), they simply continue working on their artistic expression as if they have high self-esteem in life.
Crying is a natural reaction to sadness and other negative emotions. Even if you know that the person is going to be okay and nothing bad will happen to them in the future, you might still cry. There are two main reasons why we cry when we see someone else cry. The first is that we experience a rush of emotions. The second is that we care about the person and want to help them. When you see someone cry, don’t feel bad for them and try to comfort them. When you see someone cry, the best thing you can do is cry with them. That way, you’ll show that you care, too, and you’ll help create a bond with the person. And don’t forget that crying is beneficial in itself, so don’t try to hold back your tears!