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I Do Not Smile Often

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    My husband,my son,and my daughter,they make me smile everyday :)
    anastasia11 anastasia11 26-30, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    All smiles add to the world, but some smiles are just spectacular, almost unbelievably charismatic. Sometimes, when I smile, it seems that my smile is like a switch that turns on...
    Allinside Allinside 70+, M 6 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I just want to tell the people I love that I dont love myself. That I wish I didn't exist because I think it would make their lives 100 times easier. I really feel...
    mxyxrxni mxyxrxni 26-30, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Its To late, I'm sorry. how many times does one person have to hear that in their life. How many times till you can't take it any more? once twice, three times, till you break...
    Brooklynnkelly Brooklynnkelly 16-17, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    My friend told me that to make her fall in love, I have to make her smile. but every time I make her smile, I am the one who falls in love with her 😍
    Adamsofeve Adamsofeve 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    Other people when their photos are taken: Photo 1: Wacky! Photo 2: Duck face Photo 3: Seductive Photo 4: Cute pose Photo 5: Mid-laugh Me: Photo 1: Closed-lips smile Photo 2...
    DeuxExMachina DeuxExMachina 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Smile people! There are too many things wrong in this world to worry about, sometimes you need to let go and relax. Enjoy what you have, don't beat yourself up over temporary...
    AnonymousTony AnonymousTony 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    To be honest I don't think I have ever had a real smile as a teenager, everyday seemed to painful to look in the mirror at a smile that I knew wasn't real, it's very rare I have a...
    NoUsernameInserted NoUsernameInserted 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    There are times where you get so emotional And nothing anyone says can make you change Anything anyone does is a distraction From an unknown more important thing We all need to...
    KilljoyKitty KilljoyKitty 18-21, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    My friends make fun of my social anxiety often. I laugh with them because those are the only few friends I have, you know because I am not sociable :P.
    cutepinkpandaaa cutepinkpandaaa 16-17, F 5 Responses Jul 26

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    With my own smile! My manager said I had a gorgeous smile and I should use it more often... It made me realize that I don't smile as much as I should. So, I'm trying to find...
    SeanaO SeanaO 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 25

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    a smile can say a lot sometimes it hides ur pain from the rest of the world....nobody should know that ur hurting unless u want to share how u feel but then again it's sometimes...
    Rae203466 Rae203466 16-17, F Jul 24

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    Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love....at least sometimes....)
    000Camilla 000Camilla 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 24

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    I have mad skillz. It's true. I have a superpower. I can make anyone smile, regardless of mood or situation. Don't believe me? Try me. Reply here or message my...
    Some1umayNo Some1umayNo 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 24

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    I am so hungry. But what to eat? I don't know. Why make this body needing to eat so often but don't serve me food so often? I wonder how some people can overeat? There is really...
    ExileMyself ExileMyself 26-30, F Jul 24

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    Hey everyone ... I had an idea ... I'm having a "Make everyone smile day " - starting with my friends , I am going to message something to make them smile (I hope ☺) ... I...
    shaggynz shaggynz 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 24

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    Well, no obvious reason anyway. I often think of things that me smile or even laugh and I'm sure others must wonder what is going on inside my head.
    xxxtop xxxtop 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 23

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    most of my life I have never really smiled but now the fake smile won't go away everyone thinks I'm happy but I'm breaking on the inside I don't know how to feel anymore
    nannalovet113 nannalovet113 13-15, F Jul 21

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    They say the one that smiles the most are the saddest. I am living proof. I believe that just because your day is bad doesn't mean that someone else's should be to. so smile and...
    Justine75 Justine75 16-17, F Jul 18

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    Fake smiles are better than fake people! Honestly, when you tell people your weaknesses, they'll use them against you. You can never genuinely let your guard down in front of...
    Hiddenblogger Hiddenblogger 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 18

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    Society forces people to smile, it hides their feelings. That happy, smiley person could be suffering badly inside. It's a mask, an illusion in some cases. Sure, the smile could...
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M Jul 17

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    I practiced faking a smile in a mirror... Now I can't get rid of it and everyone thinks I'm happy... But if they could see the recklessness as more than just fun, then they would...
    browncoat93 browncoat93 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    Whenever I'm out amongst the English (Thank you 'Witness', starring Harrison Ford), I like to make eye contact with pretty women and give them a smile. I'm not trying to make a...
    CJRed73 CJRed73 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    A lot of people I talk to say "I don't like to smile, I don't have straight teeth" "I look ugly when I smile" Like seriously, who cares? I don't have straight teeth either. It...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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    Smile has a great power i liked when strangers Smile :) even they don't know me but that show that maybe their kind and kindness is my life :)
    Sozdar Sozdar 18-21, F Jul 13

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    I'm becoming a master at it. If only people knew how false that smile is...
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 4 Responses Jul 11

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    **** My Life....... I feel like just sitting and crying but im scared that if i do that i wont be able to stop, i feel like my heart is shattered into a 1,000 parts and im lost i...
    Xoxolilly Xoxolilly 13-15, F 6 Responses Jul 11

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    I know that as long as I can make people smile that I have a reason to stay alive, and for me that's genuinely comforting.
    svthor svthor 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 11

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