can you smile even you're not happy?

@cainam (493)
Philippines
May 25, 2009 5:00am CST
i'm the kind of person who's not fond of smiling.. i smile only when i'm happy. that's why i really admire those people with a happy face. they look so lighthearted and fun to be with. when you see me, don't get me wrong and think that i'm angry i'm just like this.
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@Amorti (201)
• Turkey
25 May 09
In fact you really do not need to admire such people, i support your attitude in fact. People ,of course would be able to smile anytime, but there's no meaning in fooling both other people and yourself by smiling when you are not feeling that happy. Yeah, maybe as a first impression harsh looking eyes would be a bit of a problem but when people get to know you, they would find about the real you anyway.. Do not think of acting, just be yourself ;)
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• China
25 May 09
Smiling is just a kind of attitude towards life. If you can really keep a good mood. I really appreciate that. But smiling can really make the other ones arround happy. If I don't want my bad feeling to affect the others. I will still try to smile to avoid unnecessery questions. Smiling can be a way of protecting in that case.
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@Amorti (201)
• Turkey
25 May 09
Sure, but you don't need to hide yourself from anyone out there right? Then you will be all alone with your problems causing you that face, which is clearly not a healthy and preferable situation.
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@Margajoe (4718)
• Germany
25 May 09
You are right, but on the other hand I would not want everyone out there to know my problems. I do try too avoid unnecessary questions. It is none of there business how I feel. They just start talking behind my back. Now they have nothing to talk about.
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@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
25 May 09
If i am happy, it's easy to smile. But, when i am not happy, sometimes i do came across that it's quite hard to smile. I had tried to cover my feeling and tried to show a happy face during my unhappy time, but sometimes, it's really hard. People still tends to get to know my unhappy feeling by seeing my face. They always said when a person is not happy, the smile that the person show is not genuine and easy to show out..Do you ever heard this saying?
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@Margajoe (4718)
• Germany
25 May 09
Yes I am guilty of that. I don't know why I do that. I have tried not to, but when I am talking to someone I automatically smile. It is very seldom that I don't smile to others.
@stanlee81 (382)
• China
25 May 09
Well,quite possible.Sometimes,you have to make a bitter smile.I have these experiences and i think most of us have experience these.Whatever the smiling, that is a kind of attitude towards the hard or easy times.
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@modstar (9610)
• Philippines
25 May 09
Well yeah i think so i can but those aren't genuine smile. Sometimes i just smile even if i'm lonely. But i smile only so that i can hide what i really feel and people around me won't worry about me or wonder about what i am feeling during that time. Sometimes i don't want people to be looking at me with pity so i try to flash a smile no matter how hard it is to do. Well things can get really hopeless sometimes so smiling is the only thing we can do to cheer ourselves up.