Can still manage to smile even if you have problems?

@hotsummer (10797)
Guam
December 10, 2009 10:16pm CST
They said filipinos are one of the happiest people in the world despite the problems we have in our country and the poverty in our midst but i wonder if they are really true. even if we smile in the midst of our problems it does not mean to say that we are truly happy in our hearts or don't get affected by the problems. There is still lots of sadness and agony that we feel inside that we just try to keep deep inside. We are just affected as other people going through the same thing, but maybe we just act differently but nevertheless it makes us feel sad and makes us cry when we are alone every time we time of our problems. i do admit i do tend to smile in front of people i know but it is just because there is nothing i can do about some problems and i don't want to affect other people but acting or behaving like i am very much sad in life. i also appreciate people if they want to cheer me up and i do my part to smile. So can you still smile through your problems and despite the sadness and pain you are feeling inside.
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@cream97 (29152)
• United States
15 Dec 09
Yes, hotsummer, I can smile when I am having problems. But there are times when I will have a sad expression on my face. I am sad because something is really bugging me and it is very hard for me to get over what is on my mind so heavily. This results in my sad frown. At the end of the day, I am able to smile. I can put on a fake smile when things are going bad. But sooner or later, my true feelings will come out.
• Philippines
26 Jan 10
Right, we all put fake smile on our faces when sad... especially if people around us like in work place are happy and having a fun conversation. It is our way of not acting like a "kill joy" and showing camaraderie...
• Philippines
26 Jan 10
Hi hotsummer! Same here, I am also trying to smile even if deep inside I am sad and hurting. I think it is normal for us to do so... It is our way of moving on and carrying on with our day to day activities... Our life doesn't stop even if we are sad. Yes, we may be smiling but those people who know us really knew and can tell how we really feel even if we don't say a thing or no matter how much we tried to look okay. It is nice and it makes us really feel good when a person shows some concern on us... And yes, I think it is also not fair to make people around be affected with our problems. It is not healty at all. Like making them a shock absorber or something...
• Philippines
25 Jan 10
I cannot smile because smiling gives me nothing but sadness.... I am a Filipino myself but I am not a happy person..... Happy mylotting to everyone....
@sanuanu (11235)
• India
16 Dec 09
Isn't that exciting to know the people from your country are the happiest one in the world. No matter what the reason behind it, isn't it?For me, it is difficult for me to smile if I am in problem. Sometime, I even cry if I am trying to smile in those situations! I can't control my emotions and it comes out on my face. If someone is little bit concerned about my reactions, then s/he would understand that I am in trouble!
@MJAL08 (275)
11 Dec 09
I can still smile even after the world has fallen under my shoulders because crying our sulking about my problems won't solve any of them so instead of driving myself crazy because of problems, i choose to act and continue to be. And still smile.
@dpk262006 (56737)
• Delhi, India
11 Dec 09
Hi hot! There is no place in this world, where we do not find problems. Problems are everywhere, be it a social level, political level, economic level or at personal level. We need to face the problems with courage and determination. I try to smile and calm myself when I land in some problem. Making myself tense and sitting over the problem does not help in any manner. It is said that 'action cures fears', I believe in it.
• Philippines
11 Dec 09
I can still smile even when problems best me on every side. Problems are part of life and it will surely come at one point in our life. Some have more problems than others. Some have bigger problems, while some have lighter problems. Whatever the circumstances in my life, I can still wear a smile and be thankful because I am still alive and healthy. It makes life lighter and easier when we take time to smile. It will not cost us anything.
@anuramn (240)
• India
11 Dec 09
I think most of smile with loads of sadness and pain in our hearts. Each and every person have some problems or the other and they keep smiling hiding away their emotions. I think this is what is keeping the world moving.