I disagree w/Tee's post..and actually think it's an utterly ridiculous statement. But, I think it IS agreed that everyone has an opinion (not to be confused w/fact or reality at times).....
I will be 35 y/o next month...and I just found something out about myself a couple years back....I never believed crying was ok (FOR ME)...I was NOT taught that or anything....it was just...in my blood, per se. My Mother was a nurse (40 yrs) and we never saught healthcare unless we were bleeding out the eyeballs (which I assure you was never, lol) ....there was just something in me that thought crying is weak. I had NO idea until a couple years back where it came from ....it came from MY MOM. Like I said -- I was NOT taught this...it's just the way SHE is...and the way I became....it was just an inherited belief I guess I'd call it. One day when I called my Mom SHE was crying and she sniffled it up (we grew up w/the "suck it up" mentality..then I went into the military and just advanced that, lol) and felt silly for having been crying....it was at that moment that I realized I just took after her.
Well -- I babble all that just to say ...just like everything else...it's individualized. It is ABsolutely ok to cry...it's what you feel comfortable doing, etc....People's opinions should be your last concern regarding this.
I took care of cancer patients for 3 yrs. Most rewarding experience of my life so far. Yes, I've cried. No, I've never ever been ashamed of doing so.