grief is satisfied and carried off by tears.
STFU, Ovid. I have no tolerance for poets… certainly not a Roman one who was penning bumper sticker platitudes two-thousand years before bumpers were even invented.
The idea of ‘having a good cry’ is romantic because it’s something we can do without actually doing anything. It requires very little effort. For that reason, it’s unlikely to provide much in the way of returns.
Sound robotic? Yeah. I guess it does.
So does this:
But that’s what crying is.
It’s one of those abilities (like blushing) that’s unique to humans — other animals don’t do it. So yeah, sure, crying is part of what makes us human.
You know what else makes us human? The ability to over-romanticize things… (things like crying).
 A. Vingerhoets, L. Bylsma, J. Rottenberg. “Crying: A Biopsychosocial Phenomenon.” Tears in the Graeco-Roman World. Berlin ; New York: Walter de Gruyter, 2009. 439-475.