I Smile Even When I Dont Mean It

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    I always have a smile for people no matter what.  I can be having the worst day or be in a lot of pain and still find a smile.  It is nice to look at a stranger without a smile on their face and smile and watch them smile back.  It works try it.  It does...
    rondat rondat
    41-45, F
    Feb 19, 2008

    My Mother Brought Me Up No...

    My mother brought me up not to be rude, and I wouldn't want to hurt some ones feelings.  You never know maybe that person really needs that smile.
    keyna keyna
    36-40, F
    Feb 10, 2008

    Leave Me Alone

    When I do it it's usually because I dont want to answer a load of questions just like tbayfinngirl. Sometimes I just want to be left alone, usually when people see your happy they'll walk away, if they see your upset then sometimes they just keep pushing for you to tell them...
    31-35, F
    Oct 26, 2007

    Working On Authentic Smiles..

    I recently read a book called "When the Body Says No" by Gabor Mate, blew my mind because chapter after chapter I related to in this characteristic of holding back, not expressing negative feelings. I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis about 11 years ago at the age of 20...
    strawberrytech strawberrytech
    Oct 16, 2012

    Your Smile It Lights Up My World

    Smile Your smile It lights up my world Like a candle in the darkness Your smileĀ  Its in my dreams My thoughts Your smile Always present Always warm Always bright Your smile...It's gone I...I can't see it anymore It disappeared Your smileĀ  Where is it? I want to know!:)
    gr8jesus gr8jesus
    51-55, M
    11 Responses Apr 16, 2011

    I Hate It!!!!

    I am such a sweet person but I hate smiling. Why would I smile when I'm not even happy? I smile a lot but if I don't people would say "you need to smile your so beautiful" or "you look so sad Malaysia. Smile " stfu.
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jan 9, 2013

    I Feel Lately That's All I...

    I feel lately that's all I do. I keep smiling even though my entire world has come down around me. I mean it doesn't do me any good to wear my broken heart on my sleeve because everyone around me just pretends it's just another wonderful day for me. So I walk around with this...
    sweetd sweetd
    56-60, F
    Dec 11, 2007


    overfifty overfifty
    51-55, F
    Feb 9, 2010


    It's like ...I dont understand why people ask 'how are you' as a greeting - no one really cares and the standard reply is 'fine thanks' - whatever is going on for us. It's the same a smiling when you dont really mean it :)
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 15, 2011

    Makes Life Easier

    They say put a smile on your face and it makes people wonder what you have been up to. Well it also makes life easier because they will tend to believe you are okay and leave you alone and not ask questions. So many times in my life I have wanted to cry instead of smile so I...
    cinfullynn cinfullynn
    46-50, F
    Feb 12, 2008

    Hiding Inside

    Sometimes, it's not just that easy to blurt out however you feel. And it seemsnot so right to vent out to evryone. It's just easier to smile, and laugh, instead of atlking about it all the time.
    mistyeyedlass mistyeyedlass
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 31, 2009

    Smiling Is My Middle Name.

    I smile only to confuse people. I love smiling at people, and they wonder why I'm smiling.
    nosanity nosanity
    22-25, F
    Aug 31, 2008

    I Kind of Have To.

    I smile when I don't mean it every day. I have to. Otherwise people start wondering what is wrong. And I hate that. But those rare occasions when I truly am smiling... nothing can replace those moments.
    SheistheLorax SheistheLorax
    18-21, F
    Jan 29, 2008

    ... Automatically

    My real feelings mostly seem to disappear in the company of others, so the smile just jumps up there if it's appropriate. When I feel nervous, I grin like the Cheshire Cat. Not even intentionally, it just happens. "They won't know how nervous I am if I have a big goofy...
    swallowsflight swallowsflight
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 1, 2008

    Some Find It Disconcerting

     I have always been told to "Smile. Just Smile" Teachers would take time out of the day just to tell me to do so. I guess i can have a forlorn look on my face at times. I remember one time my Social studies teacher just telling me i looked so sad and that i should...
    Tacit Tacit
    22-25, F
    12 Responses Aug 7, 2008


    I had gone to this religious retreat put on by my school.  Everyone was split into small groups and at one of the small group sessions, it was time for affirmations where we all had to go around in the group one by one and say something nice about everyone else in the group...
    oliveoil2007 oliveoil2007
    18-21, F
    Dec 12, 2007

    Just the Other Day

    saturday was a totally sucky day all the way around.  i had so much to do and not enough time to do it in.  everything i did depended getting something else done first and when the first thing took longer than expected, it was like dominoes.......everything fell.....but...
    trixi trixi
    41-45, F
    8 Responses Dec 1, 2008

    For a Few Reasons.

    1. so people will not ask me, "what's wrong?" every 5 minutes. i hate that. 2. i try to be happy for everybody else even when i'm upset. i like to cheer people up, so a smile helps. 3. so i can learn how to smile without squinching my eyes and looking chinese. =p...
    ChunChun ChunChun
    18-21, F
    Dec 26, 2007

    A Smile Covers It Up

    In general I smile because I am happy, or that's what I tell myself. But the truth is I feel I have to smile, because I don't want anyone to feel sorry for me. A smile to me can mask anything you want it to. No one has to know what's going on, and that's why I am constantly...
    katiebug639 katiebug639
    3 Responses Dec 2, 2008


    I find it easier to fake a smile, because then people will leave you alone.  Also, a fake smile gives me a sense of strength.  My reasoning is if I am strong enough to fake a smile, I am strong enough not to totally breakdown. Sometimes it makes me mad when people...
    chocchipkookie93 chocchipkookie93
    18-21, F
    Nov 21, 2007

    I Swear I'm Happy...really

    My friends and family are always on my case, asking, "Are you all right?' and its just the worst possible question, because how do you respond to that when you aren't all right but you don't want them to get all worried or in your business and ask more questions? So I just...
    Yellowrhapsody Yellowrhapsody
    18-21, F
    Feb 13, 2008

    Just Because It's the Better Option

    when i get a remark which i don't really like, i smile.  like i am not hurt.  it's better than to retort.  it's the same smile that serves as my armor to hide what i'm actually feeling.  i could be all smiles to you even while i'm already dying inside...
    MeoNLyBeTtEr MeoNLyBeTtEr
    22-25, F
    Feb 11, 2008

    All the Time

    I absolutely hate when people are always around me asking me what's wrong so I just pretend that everything is alright. The people who really know me know enough to tell when I'm really not okay. It's probably not the best thing to do but it's better than looking miserable and...
    BleedingMascara BleedingMascara
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 19, 2008

    A Great Sales Rep Once Told Me...

    The key to great customer service is sincerity. Once you can fake that, the rest is easy ;-)
    FordPrefect42 FordPrefect42
    41-45, M
    6 Responses Feb 25, 2011

    Paul Cookson - the Poet Who Said Something Brilliant

    The moment I saw this it reminded me of this english poet that came to my school ages ago. He was quite funny and I remember how he said something quite a few times, "Just because I'm smiling doesn't mean I like you!" Ahh...the very essence of british comedy.
    Luangi Luangi
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 26, 2007

    But People Can Tell

    I laugh differently for different occasions and my friends can tell the difference. I have the uncomfortable laugh and the Fran Drescher guffaw.
    ameeker ameeker
    22-25, F
    Nov 21, 2007

    Thought I Was Alone

    I always smile even when I'm mad I thought I was alone but I see I'm not in fact I see mine is very mild. But I'm glad I see that now maybe now I can try a mad face
    trinarose trinarose
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Oct 18, 2008

    It's Expected Out of Me

    to always be smiling and cutting up so I have to keep the front up even when I don't feel like it...I've gotten so good at it I sometimes forget it's fake then I get smacked back into the reality of my life
    GoldieMtZion GoldieMtZion
    26-30, F
    Nov 23, 2007

    Even if you feel like **** .

    U don't need to make other people feel that way . :)
    g0withthefl0w g0withthefl0w
    18-21, F
    Dec 26, 2013

    I Smile Even When I Don't ...

    I smile even when I don't mean it so that only I would know what really is going on in my life at the moment... Probably even through writing online, I pretend to be cheerful... I smile even when I don't mean it because I want to feel independent and strong and so, no one would...
    cloudiastrife cloudiastrife
    22-25, F
    Dec 11, 2007

    Why Do I Smile?

    . To encourage other people to smile. . To show my happiness. . To hide my pain. . To convince myself I'm happy. . To distract others in pain. . To keep my face from getting angry age lines. . To let my beautiful teeth shine. . To relieve stress. . To show appreciation...
    RachelHueT RachelHueT
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Oct 27, 2007

    I Smile

    ...b-kuz if i dont i hav 2 deal with tha questions an attitudes ...b-kuz if i dont i might lose it an tell people what i really think ..b-kuz everybody else is. ..b-kuz if i stop smiling i might kry
    soseriouslygrown soseriouslygrown
    22-25, F
    Feb 11, 2008
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