Why do We Cry

Why do We Cry and What use are Tears?

You would think the answer to the question was simple: we cry when we are sad.  But it isn’t quite as straightforward as all that in fact, it is complexity is er… eye watering!  Take a look at this entertaining video to learn more.

Tears of Sadness

We mostly associate tears with sadness but people cry when they are happy too and then of course, there are the onions!  Tears show what we are feeling and they help our eyes stay healthy and protect from hazards.  The answer to the question why do we cry isn’t because we are sad or unhappy.  It’s more complicated than that but maybe it can help to see just how useful and interesting tears can be!

tears on face
Tears are not a bad thing
photo credit: honikum

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