“Hey, why don’t you smile?”
Whenever I hear someone say that I want to answer, “Hey, why don’t you fuck off?”
Maybe I don’t feel like smiling, did you ever think of that? Maybe I don’t feel like I have much to smile ABOUT right now. Maybe you should mind your own business and put a smile on your own damn face and let me worry about mine.
People that say “smile” have no earthly idea what that other person is struggling with. And so many people think depression is merely a mental state that can be gotten out of by merely contorting your mouth muscles.
It’s not a phase, people. You don’t just smile and start farting rainbows.
You pressuring someone else to smile is all about YOU feeling better about YOU.
So quit that shit.
It’s not helpful.