Just Be Real

I never understood why people are always expected to walk around this earth smiling. Don't get me wrong, the earth is a really beautiful place, life is a wonderful gift and I really think we should embrace it. But it really isn't always that much fun. Sometimes we have to be sad, angry, jealous, desperate, confused, lonely, bitter, scared, because we need to. Because it's natural. Because it's healthy to be emotional about the things that happen in our lives, and those just aren't only happy things. We get hurt, people get sick, our loved ones die, we fight with our friends, get separated from people we love, we fail exams, we do stupid things, we get drunk and we cry about things we never thought bothered us. We love and we get our hearts broken. And why, why are we expected to take the crap life sends our way with a smile that isn't heartfelt? I respect it when people have the guts to let go of that forced smile and wear their true selves on their faces. I think that's brave.

I like when people smile. It makes them look nice. But I think to be beautiful, people need to be real.

So smile if you feel like it, and if you don't, then don't. You're beautiful regardless.
JojaRodenaLente JojaRodenaLente
18-21, F
Oct 17, 2010