Even though the popular saying claims that "boys don't cry" and, according to Fergie, "big girls" don't as well, shedding a tear once and a while is actually a totally healthy and recommended practice for everyone.
But wouldn't it be fun if those tears weren't for nothing?
Well, it seems like London-based oddities store Hoxton Street Monster Supplies figured out a way to make our tears more useful, fun ... and delicious!
The store sells a variety of salts that are allegedly made from none other than tears caused by different emotions.
"Salt Made From Tears combines centuries-old craft with the freshest human tears which are gently boiled, released into shallow crystallisation tanks, then harvested by hand and finally rinsed in brine," reads the company's website.
Intrigued? Keep on reading to find out more.
The range of products includes salt made from tears of envy, laughter, sorrow, anger, and boredom. Naturally, all of the salts have very distinct flavors.
Take this one for example — made from tears shed at the point of outright hopelessness, this salt is 5 percent charcoal.
For comparison, salt made from tears of envy has a delicate celery flavor, while sorrow tastes like lavender.
All the products were made with the help of professional "tear harvester" — in other words, sea salt professional Halen Môn.
Neither Hoxton Street Monster Supplies nor Halen Môn reveal what's the percent of tears, if any, is included in each of their products.
However, if you'd like to find out, you can easily do so by buying a bottle of Salt Made From Tears yourself. But beware — human tears are not cheap! The price ranges from $11.40 for one bottle to $52 for the entire range.
According to the company's website, "all profits go to the Ministry of Stories, a creative writing and mentoring charity for young humans."