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I Do Not Smile Often

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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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    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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    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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    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 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

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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

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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

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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 14 Responses Sep 14, 2009

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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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    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 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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    Related Experiences

    In my line of work i see many people come and go,some look so gloomy and filled with so much woeothers just ooze happiness as they stop and say hello.But the thing that i know will...
    lilreddress lilreddress 36-40, F 14 Responses a week ago

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    My x Devyn I'm still in touch with I still ****** love her to death and when ever I'm talking to her she alwase has a way of making me smile but she's part of the reson why I'm so...
    drew725 drew725 13-15, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    So many times i have to be strong for those around me i don't take time to be weak ... it hurts a lot to be strong for those i love.. I guess that's why i came back to EP, to make...
    Nichalas Nichalas 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 24

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    A constant remind of our ardent human nature,emotions surge through us at every second of day. But we often take wrong actions when wrong feelings filter through our mind without...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F Sep 1

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    When I was a kid it was hard for me to make friends. My parents really didn't let me do anything, and when I did have friends over they were so strict on me and my friends that no...
    Thatonegirl53 Thatonegirl53 18-21, F Sep 1

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    I absolutely hate it when people ask me to smile. The strange thing is, is that it's always men who tell me to do this and its happened multiple times and still happens to this day...
    teeohfancy teeohfancy 18-21, F Sep 7

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    Especially if I'm travelling. Using public transport allows you the Oppertunity to do this often.
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Come on everypony smile, smile, smile!Fill my heart up with sunshine, sunshine!All I really need's a smile, smile, smileFrom these happy friends of mine!
    findmeholdmeloveme findmeholdmeloveme 18-21 Sep 10

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    I just cant stop - im always smiling. Im like a joker (but i dont kill people) Smiling all the time has its pros and cons. Pros: people smile back! (Sometimes) and its nice to see...
    ninjadentistinspace ninjadentistinspace 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 30

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    All you gotta do is smile...smile...smile...:)
    stakalisious stakalisious 36-40, F Aug 27

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    I heard yesterday that you make a 1st impression on someone within the 0.33 of a second. One way to make a good impression is to smile. I realize we all have our fair share of...
    SirLaughalots SirLaughalots 36-40, M 4 Responses Aug 29

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    You look serious." They'll say or "You should smile more.It looks good on you." I give them half a smile and then roll my eyes. Im not sad! That's just the way I look but I try to...
    ChelseaMonroe ChelseaMonroe 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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    I love to make you smile, smile, smile!!
    findmeholdmeloveme findmeholdmeloveme 18-21 Sep 10

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    "Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love." ~ Mother Teresa
    intrigued4life intrigued4life 36-40, F Aug 20

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    U are somebody that i would wanna kick it with and just hold u and make u feel wanted and loves to c u smile and just b happyYa and just don't make u feel down never wannabe sad or...
    lovemariefrance lovemariefrance 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    I smiled today. Hope everyone of you smiled too! :)
    skykhai48 skykhai48 16-17, M Aug 23

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    Lol ... just when i start 2 believe miracles don't happen ... During the rain delay, I took the opportunity to run and get gas. The little station I went 2 had a special ... buy...
    MaskedRascal MaskedRascal 36-40, M 5 days ago

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    It's amazing what a smile and a simple "hello" to a complete stranger could do. Someone could be having a horrible day and just one random person acknowledging their presence is...
    Philli8807 Philli8807 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    Most of my life I have been in such a hurry and so focused I was expressionless when going from place A to place B. As I have aged, I realize the power of smiling at strangers...
    KnightMoves KnightMoves 46-50, M 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    When the world lets u down paint a smile on cuz a smile can hide so much more then u think....
    SexyNightmare SexyNightmare 16-17, F 17 hrs ago

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    This little treasure makes me smile all the time c:
    HappensForAReason HappensForAReason 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    I love making others smile. It makes me feel happy by making others happy.
    Rayven1997 Rayven1997 16-17, F Aug 19

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    Hi everyone! How was your day? Ah I was so bored today I thought I was gonna pass out. But the rain and swimming was nice. What did you do today? Are you still remembering to smile...
    smilebigalways smilebigalways 18-21, F Aug 19

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    This is so fake sia.I don't even talk or smile at stranger .
    myraaxx myraaxx 13-15, F Aug 20

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    "Smiles are like boomerangs. When you throw them out there, they invariably come right back to you..."~Amy Newmark
    lovingRIZA lovingRIZA 51-55, F Aug 20

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    I often feel like an outsider. I keep to myself and not much a talker. At work, at my friend's place or where ever I go. I'm too shy.
    DiscoNight1970s DiscoNight1970s 46-50, F Aug 20

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    Sometimes I get feelings from people even when they smile that something is wrong.
    sashakimi4 sashakimi4 13-15, F Aug 22

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    mom: you never do anything for me. me: i fake a smile, i hide my problems from you to avoid getting you stressed, i cover my scars, i dont talk to you so i wont irritate you , and...
    CaliforniaPsycho CaliforniaPsycho 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 23

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    Today on the way back from Devon (4 hrs+) I smiled at everyone I could in different cars. My jaw still aches but ah well
    ParisMaisie ParisMaisie 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 23

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    People don't know what I have been through, what I have done and things I have seen. They think they know me. They think they can just solve it by talking. A fake smile can...
    HayellsDorion HayellsDorion 13-15, F Aug 24

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    Is it weird that I smile even tho at strangers whenever we make an eye contact? Or whenever I ask for help or favor? I hope not cause most of the time i'm smiling which I don't...
    itsveee itsveee 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 25

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    Your smile takes me away Far away to another place Where we can always be Just you and me Forget the world And all the things that may nor may not be It is just that quiet place...
    melbourneonly melbourneonly 46-50, M Aug 25

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    All of them do 😊 I am privileged that these people were brought into my life so that they can enjoy me and I can enjoy them. To share their joys and disappointments.....to be...
    MAT5629 MAT5629 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 26

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