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I Do Not Smile Often

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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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    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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    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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    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 10 Responses Sep 14, 2009

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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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    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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    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 3 Responses Oct 3, 2010

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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 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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    Related Experiences

    It's amazing how you always seem to make me smile... :)
    Pinaybarbie Pinaybarbie 31-35, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    so love the scent and feeling of honey and lemon with brown sugar all over me for a body scrub...so soothing that really made me smile today :-)
    hope88full hope88full 36-40, F 6 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Unless you`re stupid, smile is nothing but a mask. And like any mask, it covers the real nature of things. One great poet once said that smiles and happiness belong to rude people...
    Tatius Tatius 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Most people claim this but still world doesnt smile. It means something is wrong with them. Actually they just claim but dont try and most of the time try to hurt just to get small...
    esteem29 esteem29 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    I think it is a domino effect, if you are the reason that someone smiles it in effect makes you smile and makes you feel happy inside. So, if everyone made someone smile in the...
    AwakenEdge AwakenEdge 41-45, F 4 days ago

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    I luv to smile as I walk by in my high heels, even if I don't want to, I feel so good when the other person as glancing in derogatory look or having bad experience, yet looking...
    cross2play cross2play 31-35 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I used to smile all the time, all everyone. Strangers, friends or family. I hate smiling now. One of the last times I smiled at a person, he molested me and CE close to raping me...
    ihatemegirl ihatemegirl 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Every other morning, I go for a long run along the green roads of my city. Long ago, I got into this habit of smiling at all the people I pass by. I don't know them, my smile has...
    puppywoof puppywoof 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    Another morning waking up exhausted & aching all over........I have M.E. and I'm off work again due to not being able to find the energy to even put my socks on! I've been told one...
    colby4 colby4 46-50, F 6 days ago

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    I'm a country bumpkin and where I live you smile or tip your head at complete strangers, maybe even start up a random conversation if the mood takes you So when I went to London...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response a week ago

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    Walking around in nature. I could walk forever. In this national park that I find myself in, like so many hikes I've done before but, this one is different. I'm alone as I walk and...
    Sometimesilence Sometimesilence 18-21, F a week ago

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    Everyone thinks I m a very positive person but in fact I think of killing myself very often. I think I m a good person , look good, have a nice job ( investment banker) but I can...
    thousandcuts thousandcuts 22-25, F 9 Responses a week ago

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    I understand that's what clowns do, kind of... for some people, or comedians. But I don't mean temporary smiles. Has anyone ever seen that "validation" video on youtube where that...
    quirkygirl520 quirkygirl520 22-25, F a week ago

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    Sheer exhaustion takes over at one point. No time to spend with friends or the ones you love. You feel empty inside, needing something, wanting something more. Then a message...
    FairytaleDreams FairytaleDreams 36-40, F Jun 28

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    I love to hear the smile in your voice when we talk. I love seeing it. It pleases me to know I've made you happy, if only for a moment. I will keep doing it for as long as you...
    DisappearIntoSilence DisappearIntoSilence 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    I sometimes fake smile to hide my sadness I feel like the sadness will not end due to a loss of the love of my life due to my own mental issues/demons I wish I could smile & mean...
    mechanicman96 mechanicman96 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 28

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    do you know what its like to wake up everyday and do the same thing make breakfast do the chores shower get dressed...look your best go to work...smile make everyone happy people...
    boxgirl1987 boxgirl1987 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    Since the day you've been gone i do fake a smile to hide my sadness... i don't want the people around me specially my loves ones to know that am still not doing fine since you've...
    realhappiness realhappiness 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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    Everyone is a mirror. you have to smile first and your reflection will smile back. (SMILE)
    Parislee Parislee 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    Why should I show my real emotions? No one cares anyway. All they do is just point and laugh or say I'm just an attention-craving b****. They want me gone and dead. "You're just a...
    colourflame colourflame 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    It's just the easy way out of things. Fake a smile and you don't have to explain to someone your whole life story and why you're just so ******* broken inside. I'd rather not get...
    niahhydra niahhydra 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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    I love making people smile 😄😄😄 as part of a summer project I've set up for myself, I'm going to message 5 random people everyday and give them a kind message...
    ZombieLlama ZombieLlama 16-17, F Jun 26

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    A smile can hide everything that's going on on the inside, but it can also make others smile with you so I'm going to smileand make others happy even if I'm dying inside :)
    TrapQueen19 TrapQueen19 18-21, F Jun 25

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    well not much on Ep any more ,but i found her , or she found me here ... so i'm in debt to ep :) and she does make me smile .. one big smile :)..from ear to ear :) a hopeless in...
    ddanny80 ddanny80 31-35, M Jun 25

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    I saw my friend's cousin at peter piper pizza today, and I smiled at her. She smiled back and blushed
    C9Poke C9Poke 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 24

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    When I have a **** day I remind my self that other have it worst then me I'm living the sun is out and it's a beautiful day out and am I gonna stay in that mood while I could be...
    Dezitorsmilez Dezitorsmilez 18-21, F Jun 24

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    Sometime you THINK you could do it. Smile, just smile. That's because it haven't reach the explode bottom. But when it does, all the pressure all the emotion, all the words you...
    QuInieFox QuInieFox 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 21

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