Do you pretend just to make someone happy?

@ivygrey (550)
Philippines
September 9, 2009 10:31am CST
Well in different situations maybe, Ok, So here's what happened , Me and my close friend went to see a movie and I was really really tired that day. I pretend that I'm not tired at all. I was like so alive and I was even running and all. We hardly see each other so I know being together once in a while makes us both happy,.SO even if I pretend, I felt good.... ( and totally tired) LOL!
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@ladym33 (11009)
• United States
9 Sep 09
Well at least at a movie you can doze off if you want to and hope no one notices. I think we all do things that we might not necessarily want to do for those we care about. Because we love them and want to make them happy. For instance standing in line for an hour and half to see Santa or the Easter Bunny is not the most fun thing in the world to do, but it is important to my kids so I do it. I am sure you were glad you spent time with your friend.
@ivygrey (550)
• Philippines
9 Sep 09
Yes, I had a great time. And standing in line to see Santa just for the happiness of your kids is really worth it!!
@SuzyLong (775)
9 Sep 09
I've had to do the same, I hate one of my friend's girlfriend but I put up with her for him. Everytime we meet up she chats abotu stuff that I have no interest in but I still nod and smile. It shows that you are a good friend as you did your best to have a great time. bet you fell asleep as soon as your head hit your pillow didn't it? lol
@ivygrey (550)
• Philippines
9 Sep 09
yep! it was like 2 seconds and I'm on the dreamland already LOL!
@annierose (17411)
• Philippines
4 Apr 10
hi, There were times wherein I was just pretending happy so that I can hide all my problems. I used to show this not only to make myself forgot those things but also to make my loveones not being worried of me. And I also believe that each one around me will be happy if I will show them that I am also happy. There were also instances that i used to pretend although I was being hurting too much =(
• Canada
23 Dec 09
I'm all for honesty, but if someone asks me if i like their purchase, say a new outfit or something, and they already bought it, and they seem thrilled about it, i dont see a point to telling the person i dont like it. I would probably just smile and tell the person it looks very nice.
• United States
11 Oct 09
I don't think you should pretend, you should've just said that you were feeling a little tired. What's good is that you made the most of the time that was spent together. I think that's all that really counts because if you were to keep quiet about being tired, but you started acting like a jerk because you were tired, that would have ruined the whole day. In that situation I probably would have pretended too, but if I thought about it, I would have just scheduled the movie for another time when I was feeling better.
@pushkin69 (546)
9 Sep 09
Hey there. I think sometimes we tell white lies in order to make someone happy or to spare their feelings. I don't pretend when it comes to serious matters for example my feelings when in a relationship. I think when in a relationship honesty is the best policy. Sometimes I have made up excuses to not do things with friends as I have been too tired and felt it was less harmful for them that way. Its harmless white lie!
• India
9 Sep 09
Hi ivygrey. Well. It is a good thinking. Every one will not be in same mood at all times. If you are in good mood at a particular time, your friend, wife, children or other house members may not be in the same mood. But you would expect that they should adjust with you and fall in line with you. The same will be the case if the nature of mood in reverse condition. To see the happiness in others' face we have to pretend to be happy so that others really enjoy the situation. This has happened many times in me. That is the good human being. Thank you for the opportunity. WITH BEST WISHES.
• Philippines
9 Sep 09
I pretend to be happy when a person have problems, when in fact her problems is little comparing to me. But, I am good adviser when in fact i am most hungry to receive more attention and sympathy than my friend. But,i am good in pretending and cover up such as in smiling but deep inside is lonely too. I do make my friend happy and i never show that i am affected, because if I show it may even drives her to misery..