Are Tears the New Fingerprints?

Are Tears the New Fingerprints?

I find it fascinating the new facts about tears. They unfold new realties and next time you cry have a new attitude to the tears you shed. New scientific findings disrupt our beliefs, and I dare say even well-established scientific Laws such as Newton's Law for every action there is an action. I say the reaction is specific to the action and state we are in. It is not a general one. Equally important is that these findings disrupt our attitudes to crying.

The adaptability of the human body in spite of its complexity is amazing. Stress in our bodies generates volatiles that mix with the exhaled air when we breathe. From this breath we may detect harmful chemicals and the breath is used in hospitals now to check our healthiness.

It was a great question by Rose-Lynn Fisher if tears are all the same. There are tears by onion. These tears are not generated because of internal emotions such as tears of sadness or tears of joy. They are not basal tears that help our eyes to stay lubricated. The tears are the reaction of different actions. We call them tears, but are they equivalent?

Taking a tear on a slide and drying it will leave behind the chemicals that are in tears. Surprisingly, not all tears are the same. They mirror the actions that caused them. These chemicals impact the flow of tears. Inspecting the flows of different tears showed that they vary and have their own "flow patterns". Tears caused from onion are different from tears caused by stress leading us to cry. In the latter case tears contain stress chemicals the body releases to tranquilize us. Tears are thus the fingerprints of our states because they have distinct patterns and chemical composition.

These findings also reveal the need to let our emotions flow and force them not to flow out. We need to express our emotions and if we imprison our tears we also prison chemicals that our bodies want to get rid of. That men shouldn't cry is a distorted and even intoxicating belief. Next time your child cries may be he is doing the right thing and by asking him not to cry we are asking him/her to keep the intoxicating chemical in his/her body.


One other very interesting aspect of tears is studying their emotional swing. If we notice somebody crying from sorrow (say hearing news that a relative passed away). While crying this person receives breaking news that the relative is still alive and this person starts crying out of joy. Will the tears show a distinct pattern? They did and the work of Rose-Lynn Fisher reveals this. Will tears be our new tool to study the swing between opposite emotions?

Are Tears the New Fingerprints?

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We say the tears of whales- wonder now what this expression means exactly. We have the bleeding heart plant and I wonder what tears our bleeding hearts may generate. We have the weeping plants which, unlike other plants, don't grow vertically. They look like crying, but people enjoy landscapes filled with these plants. Is the weeping of others becoming our source of joy? There is the Baby's Tear plant. Tears plant gets its name from the tiny, round leaves cascading down slender, fragile stems. Do tears cry or are these the tears of whales in another form? Will the study of baby's tear reveal if they are genuinely crying because of pain, hunger or because they want to draw attention? Not all tears are alike.

Are Tears the New Fingerprints?

The human body is amazing with its adaptability. Even tears may tell us a lot about us and our behaviors. Vary our emotional state and you vary the tears. Is there a better sensory system?


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Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#103
True teas are pearls dear Lisa Gallagher

Lisa Gallagher

Lisa Gallagher

4 years ago #64

I read this again Ali Anani, still very impactful. I always encouraged, never discouraged, my children from crying. We were taught in school that tears can release toxins and also leads to less aggression, especially in boys. I know i always feel a deep sense of calm or very sleepy after a good cry. Onions, well those tears just burn lol.

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

#99
🌻

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#98
I am deeply grateful to you dear Franci Eugenia Hoffman

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

#97
Done :)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Would love to dear Franci Eugenia Hoffman in respect of a readers' wish. Thank you for asking

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

#94
Ali Anani, do you want this buzz shared to Physical Education and Sports hive?

Javier 🐝 CR

Javier 🐝 CR

4 years ago #58

#94
Ali Anani you can just reply Yes or No to the suggestion. It is up to you ! thanks

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

I received the following notification: Someone has suggested that you reclassify your buzz in the Physical Education and Sports hive Dear Javier beBee- is there a way to accommodate this suggestion? I have already shared this buzz on three hives, but find this suggestion plausible

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#92
Spot on and I fully agree David Lisle

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#90
For all female commenters- this comment translates to Mourn certainly does well and shows understanding , as the cabala says, women who understand the world so often cry. Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD what do you think?

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Your comments is amazing Brian McKenzie. How to avoid tears and their prints provides me with a new thinking line

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

You haven't been exposed even to onions for ten years Brian MaKenzie? No tears then no fingerprint like? But, how then use the camera to take eyes fingerprints?

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#80
Beautiful are your sself and your comment dear Franci Eugenia Hoffman. Thank you

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

A lovely post Ali Anani. Each and every subject that you write about is artfully crafted. Beautifully done, my friend.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

You shall achieve great things dear Tausif Mundrawala. Your willingness to share and learn are amazing

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Great analogy and an eye-opener your comment Sara Jacobovici. I say you are The Thinker and your comment support what I am saying. I say and based on my personal experiences that you are correct and in fat your insights are deep. When our dreams flow with our genuine and passionate desires they vibrate and tell us a message. You just provoked my mind and I am asking myself now this question: if tears are the reaction to certain feelings and situations why not dreams are the same? Our bodies release tears and may be they too release dreams. Not all body releases should be tangible. Dreams don't come from vacuum and I find myself wondering now!!!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Tausif Mundrawala- I love your comment and in particular "We are bound to shed tears as its evident of us being alive". What a lovely way to put it. We say to be living is to be growing. I find yours at least at equal par. Great mind you have

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #47

I was speaking with someone about dreams and I mentioned that dreams are a good release and I described it as a psychological detox. Then your Buzz came to mind and I saw a parallel between dreams and tears. I found an article that includes this description: "Certain sleep disorders may be accompanied by altered dreaming. Insomnia can heighten dream recall, and also lead to more stressful and disturbing dreams. (Depression and anxiety are also more likely in people with insomnia.) Obstructive sleep apnea, because of its ability to disrupt normal REM sleep, can cause disturbed dreaming with more bizarre and negative dream content. Narcolepsy, a disorder that involves extreme daytime tiredness and altered sleep-wake cycles, can also lead to more negative and bizarre dreams. Restless Leg Syndrome, a neurological disorder and a sleep disorder, can also be accompanied by nightmares." https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/sleep-newzzz/201502/why-do-we-dream Looks like dreams too have a flow or path. I would like to add that non-disturbing dreams also have their flow; I think some dreams are from the creative process we posses.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#71
And my response to you dear Sara Jacobovici and your flowing sincerity is that what I say "A tree alone doesn't make a canopy". It is ever-green "trees" like you that makes it. I am very grateful to your kind and sincere words.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #45

Dear Ali Anani. I, therefore, echo her good wishes to you: "I am so very proud of you and your success with this most beautiful buzz. The way you are able to capture the human condition with your scientific presentation is not only a highly developed skill, but an art in and of itself. BRAVO my brother!"

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#69
The real and genuine BRAVO for me dear Irene Hackett is getting to know people of your quality who engage my mind and heart to do better. This success isn't mine alone; it is due also to deserving commenters

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

I forgot to mention dear John White, MBA that I published a buzz today and the motive to write it came for the great commenters here. If that simple, why do we fail to understand them? https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/if-that-simple-why-do-we-fail-to-understand-them

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#66
This is the breaking news for me today dear friend and ambassador John White, MBA. This is not only my privilege; more it is the great discussions on the buzz and I dedicate this lovely news to all of them.

John White, MBA

John White, MBA

4 years ago #41

Ali Anani: My dear friend and conversation starter, your post has been promoted via beBee's social pages! I hope it brings in some more folks to the conversation. Well done, as always!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#63
Published already dear Gerald Hecht

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#63
Published already dar Gerald Hecht

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Absolutely Gerald Hecht and if you read my new buzz f today then you shall find similar thinking there

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#59
What a great summary of all comments this is dearMargaret Aranda, MD, PhD. This is an outstanding comment. It is simply wonderful. I look forward to reading your two forthcoming buzzes with great anticipation. By the way- I am currently writing an off-shoot buzz of this one and the comments here were the inspiration.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Well Lisa Gallagher- I avoid them now whenever possible by washing. Yes, in some days it is inevitable to use them; but avoid them whenever possible

Lisa Gallagher

Lisa Gallagher

4 years ago #35

#56
Well Ali Anani, I must admit- I do wear antiperspirant. If I don't, I think it would scare people away from me. My husband on the other hand never has an odor. I tell him, I like his natural odor- which is sweet!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Because you are wise enough to do so Lisa Gallagher. I wish to tell you that I wonder if antiperspirants are also also welcome. They interfere with a natural human process. I am just wondering. Also, it is not also tears aren't similar; their flowing pattern are characteristics. What we try to hide, our bodies reveal.

Lisa Gallagher

Lisa Gallagher

4 years ago #33

I just heard something about this on the news Ali Anani. I find this quite interesting! They say no two tears resembles another. I hope with each new generation of boys that are born, they are taught it's OK to cry. I'm not sure why it used to be un-masculine for a male to cry? I taught my son it was ok and healthy. It was acceptable in our home to shed tears.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #32

#43
I've noticed over the years that crying "across the board" has gained public acceptance in movies and sports. It isn't at all unusual these days to see athletes, both male and female, cry after a win or loss.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #31

#40
Thanks for the share of the link Deb Lange.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#50
When you say you are pondering om a buzz I know what to expect. Mostly a buzz soon and this is may be the highest level of appreciation. Thank you dear Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#47
I am so glad that you referred to the Newtonian manner dear Gerald Hecht. This is a key point in the buzz and you are the first one to mention it. I am glad and grateful to your sound comment

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#43
- no matter how advanced we are in science and technology it still baffles me why we segregate humans on sex basis the way we do. The paradox is tears heal and yet we reject what heals us. Thank you for sharing your excellent examples.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#40
Deb Lange- this sounds similar to what you are planning with your book? A mi right?

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#39
This is incredible dear Deb Lange. Are you writing a buzz on this? I hope so

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#40
This is incredible dear Deb Lange. ARe you writing a buzz on this?

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#37
I wish you would know how you dear SISTER Irene Hackett afected positively my life. I love you addressing me as brother Irene.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#34
No matter what I love you means I say it with tears I love you dear brother Anees Zaidi. What a great comment this is "Believe me I saw those tears of satisfaction and pride turning into tears of gratitude and thankfulness. If you were to take tears sample from the two swinging feelings of the MD you would notice the ingenuity and authenticity of the tears. Why can't we be like our tears and acting wrongly by forcing them to go against their natural flow. Yes, the comments on this buzz are so refreshing that I feel tears flowing out and I say it publicly. This buzz is not for me; it is for great readers like you who are able to grasp emotions in a very constructive manner. I am feeling the dance of tears and even tears dance for joy.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#33
Amazing your comment is my friend Irene Hackett. I feel my souls is talking to yours. I have feelings that you feel the same.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#29
Dear Mohammed Sultan open minds to the many paradoxes that we live in. So much to ponder on.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#29
Dear Deb Lange- your comment is pulsating with wisdom. yes, tears are a natural process and we stop the natural flow. The paradox is that we go with the "manufactured" flow of believing that crying is weakness and the flow of such opinions stay with us for decades. When trees get injured they produce gum to heal. That is the job and once it is done the gum flows and sticks outside. Tears are expressions of what goes inside us and by hiding tears we don't remove what is really going inside us. Our beliefs to trust opinions that work against nature and accept to go with the opposite flow till it becomes the main flow and very difficult to get rid of is a paradox that shows our self-limiting behaviors. That is why I believe your forthcoming book dear Deb is of immense importance. The example you give in your comment is worthy of spreading and teaching. I hope you release your book soon because it serves nobody if it is delayed.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#28
Dear Deb Lange- your commenut is pulsating with wisdom. yes, tears are a natural process and we stop the natural flow. The paradox is that we go with the "manufactured" flow of believing that crying is weakness and the flow of such opinions stay with us for decades. When trees get injured they produce gum to heal. That is the job and once it is done the gum flows and sticks outside. Tears are expressions of what goes inside us and by hiding tears we don't remove what is really going inside us. Our beliefs to trust opinions that work against nature and accept to go with the opposite flow till it becomes the main flow and very difficult to get rid of is a paradox that shows our self-limiting behaviors. That is why I believe your forthcoming book dear Deb is of immense importance. The example you give in your comment is worthy of spreading and teaching. I hope you release your book soon because it serves nobody if it is delayed.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#26
Amazing is the depth of your comment dear Praveen Raj Gullepalli. You attracted my attention on two issues. First, what you awote "I know that the tears of self-pity are the most dangerous". That is interesting. What kind of tears self-pity produce. May be the type of tears and understanding them help authors go with their flow and describe characters as per their tears type. I shall think about this. The second point is the study of animals' tears and comparing it to humans. Yes, tears are apparently a great visual representation of what goes inside us.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#24
Pearly tears yours are dear brother Anees Zaidi. Your flow is natural and humanly.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#21
Concise and "scientific" summary. Thank you dear Jeet Sarkar. I look forward to reading more of your thoughtful buzzes

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#21
Concise and "scientif" summary. Thank you dear Jeet Sarkar. I look forward to reading more of your thoughtful buzzes

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#19
Dear Irene Hackett- I am glad that you inparticular liked this buzz. The reason is the exchange of comments that we had on my precious buzz, which I dedicated to you, we both mentioned tears. This was the main reason the idea of this buzz spurred. Yes, women are more "natural; than men in allowing the tears flow. Women in avarage cry more by 7-8 times than men per year. I can't remember the figures exactly, but I am not off the mark by a noticeable margin. Thank you for being natural as I sensed from the flow of your comment.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#17
I am all smiles. Not always though as youur comments more often make me think rather tan smile CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

4 years ago #12

#16
Jung considered this as synchronicity. Richard Feynman would consider it coincidence. Each view is perfect at its source as diversity, until that is we cut diversity into tiny little pieces and make of these things our stomach rather than our human being.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#15
Dear CityVP Manjit- i was commenting on your great buzz while you wer writing this comment. In my comment, I referred that you answered me in your response to your comment. Is this a coincidence?

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

4 years ago #10

#10
Dear Ali Anani you have just described the notion that underlies the "tipping point" http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tipping%20point

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Thank you so much dear Deb Helfrich. Your comment is consistent with what I told you earlier today that you are a miner. You mine out ideas and fill them with your Watery ideas that you fill with substantial substrates. I invite readers to read your comment with watching minds. I am honored, as always, by you just justly commenting dear Deb

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#9
Only recently it has been revealed that not all tears are the same dear debasish majumder. the fact that we grouped all tears in one bucket shows our pitfalls. Research has shown that when fear stresses us the body responds by releasing a tranquilizer. This chemical must be washed out through tears. And so are other emotions they have different chemicals associated with them. We are opening our eyes to new findings. The image for tears coming out because od onion are totally different from tears coming out from joy, sadness and other emotions. I believe up to 99 different tear types have been identified so far. Debasish- are you writing a scientific poem on this. I challenge you to do and you shall

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

The last two comments of dears CityVP Manjit sparked an idea in my mind. I would love your thoughts before expanding into a buzz. I say for every internal flow there is an opposing external one. Pioneers live in the flow of new ideas and eventually this flow overcomes the opposing external flow coming from long-established beliefs, traditions or whatever. It is only when the internal flow has enough force to offset the external one that these pioneers announce their views. This might explain why people tend to go with flow because there internal flow isn't strong enough to offset the external one. What do you think?

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#7
You honor me with your sharing the buzz dear DILMA BALBI. Please do. I believe in publishing and sharing are "one thing" to use your words. I am glad that we are connected and I look forward to exchanging more thoughts with you.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#5
Thank you so much dear CityVP Manjit- Yes, we subvert the natural for a variety of reasons. The question is how come such ruining to continue for long times? Are our bonding to the old so strong to be questioned? I tell you you are ahead of your time to say "..the tears of joy or the tears of pain is God running down our cheek."Very insightful you are, Manjit

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

4 years ago #4

Fascinating absolutely fascinating. I have never thought about tears as an emission of chemistry and this reinforces what our body naturally does and evolved into, rather than the cultural beliefs we carry that subvert the natural. One of those beliefs you have outlined in the societal attitude about men crying. Prior to this I treated tears in the poetic form where the tears of joy or the tears of pain is God running down our cheek. You had added greatly to the science behind what our bodies are helping us with.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#2
And I hope we seize the new knowledge to gain more of it Anandhi Krishnan. Thank you

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#1
Thank you The Great Thinker Sara Jacoboviciand I am less no less than you are. Like blood telling us our health story; even more tears tell us about te flow of our emotions. Our bodies are admirable

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #1

Wonderful Buzz Ali Anani. What a great line, "Tears are thus the fingerprints of our states because they have distinct patterns and chemical composition." You have opened a door wide open with this. I have known about the difference in tears but always within the context of the body's release. Now I see the importance of the process of each individual "flow pattern". Thanks Dr. Ali.

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