Smile... and not everyone smiles back.
August 6, 2016 1:26am CST
While waiting for my transaction at the bank, I sat on one of the chairs provided in the waiting area. A woman came walking towards me. As she was in front of me, she smiled. I smiled back. And she took the seat behind me. Do you smile back as well if a stranger smiled at you? I was taught not to talk to strangers but growing up I realized that not all strangers are psychopath. I was also taught not to accept a candy from a stranger but then, even friends are trying to poison you. But one smile from a stranger is hard to ignore. Maybe it's what the saying goes "Smile and the world will smile back at you." Upon leaving the area, I smiled at a lady standing nearby. She didn't smile back. Ouch. She gave me that confused look instead. Oh well. I'm a stranger to her. So I just smiled at myself. Have you smiled at someone lately?
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7 Aug 16
Those people or strangers who will smile at you, just smile back at them, nothing will go wrong about that. I always smile to people who smiled at me, smiling is a way of showing kindness and respect as well. Smiling is happiness.
• United States
7 Aug 16
I used to be one that smiled all the time , then it got a little odd for me one day with someone asking why I smile all the time. I went to get a pedicure one day, and there was a young man in front of me getting one too. When I looked up he smiled, i smiled. Well, when it came time to leave he followed me out there saying he can tell I like him and he was following me to my the car, he says because I smiled at him, he could tell I wanted him... hmmmm well, after that you better believe I don't do a lot of smiling and careful of who I smile at. Sometimes it could be seen as you are smiling for some other reason , other than being nice. I was watching a movie once of this girl that was being bothered by a man in the office, and the supervisor asked her do you always smile like that? they put it on the girl for smiling at this man..
9 Aug 16
When someone smiles at me I try to understand their motives, and then smile back. I smile a lot anyway. Some people make me smile and I'll smile first, but I won't smile because it's kind or polite, I know it can be scary or worrying for some. "What's wrong with me? Why is she smiling?"
• Corsham, England
6 Aug 16
There are people I see most days who look the other way and have never smiled at me in their life. I'm a really friendly person and find it hard to understand people like that. I smile at strangers, sometimes they smile back and sometimes not. It takes all sorts I guess.
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
6 Aug 16
Aha, so your beauty was turned down hehehe. Actually, I never smile to anyone I do not kmow hehehe.I never look around.Some sometimes misinterpret our smile as something malicious,hehehe.I only smile in church, to my students in the actual semester and at home.
6 Aug 16
Yes, I always smile at strangers or smile back. I also like to talk to strangers, especially when I am alone. But of course not to everyone, I just trust my own instinct whether that's a good or bad person. Fortunately, I have not met any bad person in my life. I have also met someone that do not smile back to me, I am fine with that as I understand in this society, not everyone trusts others, especially strangers, though a smile will never hurt. I go to the park almost every day, and try to smile at everyone that I meet, though I might not start a conversation with every of them.