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I Do Not Smile Often

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    I bet people see me smiling like all the time,

    but what they don't realize is when I have my back towards them. I sometimes just feel sad because of so many things and it drains me. To people it might seem like I smile more than I don't, but I know for a fact that I do not smile as often as they think I do. Sometimes its...
    xxxxxuu xxxxxuu 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 10, 2014

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    People Can'T Smile All Day, Every Day!

    People often tell me often that I look sad or upset. It’s SO annoying! I’ll be at work concentrating on a project…or in a store deciding what to buy – and someone comments on my lack of a smile. This is so strange to me! Who do you know who walks around with a big ol...
    newsoulawakening2 newsoulawakening2 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 6, 2013

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    Really Need To Smile More!!

    i really do need to learn to smile more, cos i always get people asking me why i look so miserable!!! lol
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 4 Responses Oct 3, 2010

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    On Occasion...

    On occasion I will smile, such as when laughing, but for the most part I usually don't. It doesn't necessarily mean that I am a depressed person, I just show happiness differently I suppose. I generally show most of my emotion through my eyes, which many people don't catch on to...
    Arisadne Arisadne 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 31, 2012

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    I Have Good Reasons Though...

    1. I have a crooked tooth and I am a little self conscience about it. I cant afford to have it fixed2. I can't see well and often mistake people for oddly shaped machinery..
    R0B1N R0B1N 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2010

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    Wrote About Me

    I didn't write this but my best guy friend (hopefully soon to be boyfriend) wrote it about me. Once upon a time there was a girl named Hailey Smile like sunshine Eyes evil like Haydees Always makes me smile and she don't ever play me Try to make her happy and it don't even...
    luckyhippogriff luckyhippogriff 18-21, F Feb 1, 2013

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    Behind My Smile

    It really takes me a lot of strength to smile while I feel this overwhelming and constant pain inside me. People around me just don't understand what's behind my smile. It's a sad and confused little girl who has a fragile soul and...
    SomewhereTomorrow SomewhereTomorrow 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 20, 2009

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    But I Laugh With You On E P

    I hardly smile in real life I dont know why. Others think I am aloof or indifferent. But I am not. When I am not smiling, I am thinking. When I am thinking, I am planning and when I am planning, I deliver. I guess I know I know. Smiling is a friendly inexpensive and rewarding...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Sep 14, 2009

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    If I Don't Smile

    If I don't smile,It's just me,Sometimes I don't,The way I am,Often,Don't have facial expressions.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Nov 29, 2011

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    I'm Not Sad

    Despite my issues, I'm a happy person! I just don't look like it! everyone always asks "are you sad, what's wrong, did something happen, are you crying, are you going emo?!" No, no, no and no. I'm totally fine!! My natural expression is sort of solemn and wary. I can't help it! I...
    CheerioGrrrl CheerioGrrrl 13-15, F 1 Response May 20, 2012

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    Not Much Of A Smiler

    People have told me I don't smile very much. I tell them that, when I'm happy, they'll see me smile. It's just that I'm not very often happy.
    SquarePeg61 SquarePeg61 46-50, M Nov 10, 2012

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    I Don't Really Smile That Much

    Yeah, if you were know me in reality, I do not smile a lot. I don't know, to me, I find it uncomfortable to move such muscles  to form a sideways crescent.Even in pictures, I never really smile, and when I do, it's usually a very small faint one. Besides, I can never show my...
    captivityensured captivityensured 16-17, F Dec 14, 2011

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    I Am Not A People Person

    We live in this society that exemplifies being pleasant and social. By and large I just dont much care for people, I don't enjoy being among them, and when I have to be pleasant I have to force a smile. This is not because I am an ill-tempered person (Although I am) or that I...
    LordEvan88 LordEvan88 18-21, M 5 Responses Nov 29, 2009

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    There was once a time

    where I smile my brightest. Nowadays, not so much. Whenever I did smile, I always end up heartbroken, disappointed, or hurt some time later, not shortly afterwards, but also not too long afterwards. By not smiling, I tend to think that I'm protecting myself from pain...pain I...
    bkf2 bkf2 22-25, M Jul 22, 2014

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    I almost never actually smile,

    that is with the corners of my mouth turning up and teeth showing. But the people who know me the best, they know to look in my eyes for my smile.
    Rachlm214 Rachlm214 16-17, F Jul 10, 2014

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    Related Experiences

    People often make fun of my laugh and smile, so I tend to hide them. I hide my smile around people because I am afraid of being judged by the way I smile and laugh.
    songwriterandsinger songwriterandsinger 13-15, F 1 Response May 10

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    No one wants someone in their worst. They only want you at your best, more so than often your "fake best". Which is why we put on fake smile or fake laugh or pretend that...
    areYoureallyhere areYoureallyhere 22-25, F May 13

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    I was early for a meeting yesterday. Thankfully it wasn't in a stuffy office but at a restaurant in a shopping mall. I had a full hour to myself. I had planned to visit my best...
    AthenaJones AthenaJones 36-40, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I spent 20 years in the military. At many points, we'd be all stressed out and I would offer to hug other men/women in my unit. Most of the time, I'd get someone and often more...
    karlmartink karlmartink 36-40, M 2 Responses Apr 27

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    That's like all the time. Especially these last few Weeks and tomorrow. Too often >_<
    ForTheFallen ForTheFallen 22-25, M 2 Responses May 2

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    I was out to eat today and decided to make eye contact and smile with as many people as possible. One guy's kid was dragging him along, so I smiled at him, and he smiled back and...
    BroguesAndJeans BroguesAndJeans 16-17, F 1 Response May 1

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    Consider me the da Vinci, no the Paganini, of this craft. It is an art form I learned at an early age. I'm the eccentric. The one people instantly recognize. It's like I have a...
    hedothabide hedothabide 31-35, M 2 Responses May 9

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    I often wonder what if my parents would have never moved from the place that I was born. Would I have graduated high school, went to the local university, got a degree, got married...
    capehope3 capehope3 41-45 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My friend and i were bored so we decided to set a challenge- find ourselves on Omegle Video. On the interests we added Teen just to make sure we didn't run into lots of older users...
    IISweetDreamsII IISweetDreamsII 13-15 2 Responses Apr 26

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    I think I am finding my smile again. It was lost for awhile. A special friend made me smile this morning. The mailman just said to me, "That smile just made my day, pretty lady...
    llevame llevame 41-45, F Apr 28

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    Yay!!Finally! Someone sweet made this group for me tonight :-) I've been always annoyed by people who always say ''You should put smile on your face''lol If i want to smile,i...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 23

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    I want to be happy again. I don't want to be trapped in a home with a man who does not love me. Is it to much to ask for my husband to hug me? Should the minutes leading up to him...
    need2live718 need2live718 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 28

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    You see my smile and tell me how beautiful it is. Look closer and closer still. The smile hides the pain. You see beauty, I see a dolls frozen face. Never blinking and unchanged...
    jrf9782 jrf9782 31-35, F Apr 29

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    I don't really have a smile, if I smile u know the one that dont show the teeth, I look like an old lady with an awkward smile in an old portrait. I usually grin.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 30

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    Chicago – "Make Me Smile" Children play in the park, they don't know I'm alone in the dark, even though Time and time again I see your face smiling inside I'm so happy That...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 1 Response May 11

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    When I was in college (forever ago), I was warned, written up, and eventually fired from my job at a gym, because I didn't smile enough. She wanted me to smile even when there...
    BGethrogan BGethrogan 31-35, F 1 Response May 13

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    Someone asked me once if I ever considered suicide. If my memory is correct I think I immediately said no. I said if be more likely to lose it and kill someone else before I'd kill...
    Halestone Halestone 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I think of you and it makes me smiles, I think about your eyes, your smile, your muscles, your facial hair, you lips thick and juicy...... the way it feels when you kiss me. how it...
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Today I went to the dentist............... Normally I like smiling at strangers, however today I had to try to keep my smile under wraps as I had a mouth full of Anesthetic which...
    ItsOnlyAPaperMoon ItsOnlyAPaperMoon 46-50, F 3 Responses Apr 22

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    I heard a brilliant scientist say...... "Cows go Meeeowww" That always makes me smile.. heres a clue, it wasn't a brilliant scientist that said that, it was a crazy someone I know...
    Denzebarrrn Denzebarrrn 18-21, M Apr 28

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    I have naturally occurring "vampire" teeth, meaning my fangs are very long, very pointy, and way too sharp. They just grew in like that, and I always have people asking where I got...
    dontyouunderstand dontyouunderstand 18-21 Apr 28

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    Dear family, You are my world, so much that I can't bear to tell you how empty I am feeling inside. At the end of the day I cry because I can't bear to do it in front of you. Dear...
    AerynAVA AerynAVA 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 29

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    A single hug and a smile can make someone happy for quite a long while. I embrace any who need the embrace, smile despite my sufferings. Love despite those who hate me, accept any...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 3

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    "Do you ever hear your silent cries. They call and call but fall on death ears, without knowing you are being consumed from the inside out. It's upto you to save you from yourself...
    Jay04Sch Jay04Sch 36-40, F 9 Responses May 4

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    Sometimes...You just have to wear a fake smile coz you dnt want your loved ones to be Sad...Wish I had someone who could trace that sorrow under my smile
    depressedgal077 depressedgal077 18-21, F 1 Response May 11

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    THIS HAPPENS ALL THE TIME ITS SO ANNOYING. I NEVER smile in pics and people at work are always like oh smile more. Just ugh shut up
    violetskynoise violetskynoise 22-25, F 2 Responses May 12

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    Did you smile today?? If soo what made you smile? :)
    Tripp93 Tripp93 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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