Is it Manly to Cry?

Ok, men are allowed to cry. Most enlightened men know this. It’s ok.

Some men, in some cultures, cry as a matter of routine.

When Odysseus was reunited after 20 years with his son Telemachus, they held each other and cried. And their cries sounded like the cries of birds of prey when their babies, too young to fly, are taken from the nest.

Holy cow. Homer knew his similes, man.

And these are warriors, by the way. They kick ass. Not long after this scene, the two of them take on about a hundred men and slaughter them all in battle.

I’m going to bring this up the next time I’m made fun of for bawling at a toilet-paper commercial.

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