Monday, January 14, 2008
I will not!
"smile" - Why do people say to others "smile"? Do they think that the other person simply forgot, and that with a simple reminder, the other person will be grateful for having been reminded? Are they so demanding that everyone has to conform to their wishes to at least pretend to be blissfully happy, whether or not the person feels that way? What if the person doesn't feel like smiling? Perhaps it's not a bad day or a good day, but just a day. There are lots of those. Ordinary. Normal. No need to frown, but no need to be smiling all the time. People tend to be wary of others with a constant smile pasted on their face for no apparent reason anyway. Why can't someone just be neutral, non-emotional? Or maybe someone is having a bad day. Maybe they have a headache. Or maybe they had a fight with their spouse. Or maybe their pet died. Or maybe worse. Would telling them to smile help? Or would it be putting them through more stress by insisting that they put on this facade, because some people apparently can't handle it if others aren't smiling constantly? Even if the intentions are good, and unless someone's picture is being taken, PEOPLE SHOULD STOP TELLING OTHERS TO SMILE FOR NO APPARENT REASON!!!!!