I have been lucky to work with people who cry. They care so much about what they’re trying to do and the people they’re trying to do it with that, sometimes, when they talk about it, they cry.
The tears aren’t always happy. But tears equal connection and passion and commitment. Where there are tears there is someone who gives a damn, and that is the best place to be if you want to do work that matters.
Today I’m grateful for the people with whom I’ve worked who cared enough to cry.
3 thoughts on “Why Don’t You Cry About It?”
Sometimes when people don’t cry, it isn’t because they don’t care. Sometimes people grow up with the message that their feelings aren’t safe and so they don’t attend to them. (I don’t know anyone like that, of course. But I’ve heard that it is possible.)
I’m not much of a crier myself. But I appreciate criers more than I used to.
Crying is about allowing oneself to be vulnerable, and vulnerability creates the possibility for connection. God bless the criers!