One Smiley in a crowd full of Frowns

smiley frowns - a smiley in a room full of sad blue frowns
United States
August 2, 2012 1:24pm CST
It seems like anymore my day is filled with negative, depressed, half empty sort of people. The pic for the people interest got me thinking. How could that one smiley smile when every one else is frowning. I am the type of person who really feeds off of others emotions. I would think if I was in a room of frowny sad people, I would be sad also. But there are those people who keep smiling, who start to eventually rub off on others and brighten their day. Those people are few in many. I find myself to be that person every once in a while. But like I said others emotions are a strong influence on mine. I am just like that it's my personality. So what about you..in a room full of frowns, would you be the smiley? or just like the rest of the crowd? and why
5 responses
@roberten (3131)
• United States
2 Aug 12
It depends; if I am feeling great, I am gonna smile no matter who else is frowning. If I am feeling down, my frown will probably be the largest in the room. I am kind of stoic and unanimated most of the times so it is difficult for people to read my emotional state. I am trying to get more comfortable with wearing a smile more often.
• United States
5 Aug 12
It does light people up sometimes just to see another smiling face.
@dazzledlady (1624)
• Philippines
3 Aug 12
Its been awhile since I posted. Anyways, it is nice of you to notice it. It goes to show how you are widening your perspective. Personally, I chose my moments when to shine and when not. I tend to be in the background letting people run the show but I usually step in when I see somebody feeling left out and I think that is what I am good at. I observe then I strike. Hehehe I dont need to be the clown bring smiles to all. I just need to make someone feel special about their self when they needed it the most.
@Jshean20 (14373)
• Canada
3 Aug 12
If I'm in a room full of frowners that I actually care about, I am also affected. If it's people I don't know then I don't believe it affects me so much. I try to block out people around me that I don't know, it helps me cope and focus on what I'm doing at the time, as I'm very easily distracted and I also have some forms of social anxiety.
@jureathome (5363)
• Philippines
3 Aug 12
You know, I didn't even notice the frowning icons around the smiley, until you mentioned it. Perhaps, that's also true in the real world. If there's at least one person to fill the place with joy and happiness, all the frowning and sadness will vanish. I hope I had a sunny disposition that radiates throughout the people around me. It would be great to make other people feel good.
@Raine38 (9113)
• United States
3 Aug 12
I am a loner kind of person, but not the hard core ones. Meaning, if I am at work, I would prefer working alone and with minimal interaction. The kind that doesn't really depend on other people's work for me to be able to finish mine. So if the mood at work is on the negative, I cannot really say if I will also be affected or not. If I woke up on the wrong side of bed chances are I might be "influenced" to be one of those who feel down. But if I am having a good time, then I don't really care if others are snappy or down. I will try to cheer them up but not too much. They are entitled to those feelings once in a while and as long as they are not hurting themselves or anybody else, I will give them the space that they need to get over that feeling.