Smile is the safest place to hide sadness, according to the wisdom of the internet, and new trends in psychology counteract that – ostensibly, throw away your pink glasses and don’t avoid feeling bad emotions and expressing them.
Well, to whom how. I like the smile and the pink glasses most of the time – somehow it automatically happens that smile comes out even in the sad or bad moment.
Pink glasses and a smile do not mean that you are empty or superficial, that you close bad emotions and swallow them without chewing. You see and feel everything, and maybe even deeper than those faces marked with the mask of suffering and wisdom, only you don’t charge your burden to others.
And you feel all emotions, chew them – that is, understand, justify, and then swallow – accept them. Or you let them go of yourself – yes, through a smile.
For example, in the face of fear, I often find myself laughing, maybe hysterical, you say. But somehow it helps to amortize my fears – so, I do not offend this laugh and do not put labels to it.
So don’t be fooled into seeing a smiling man – that doesn’t mean drafts are raging in his mind, and naive furry pink kittens are playing in the soul.
It means one: a smile is his gun, his shield. Before anything you want – rain, routine, sadness, fears, infidelity, the foolishness of yourself and others, deceit, all kinds of injustice, eventually death…
© Fortune, 2009
Do you agree that a smile can be as a gun sometimes?