Oct 14 2008

Smiling In The Face Of Adversity

Published by at 9:38 am under Blog

Sometimes it’s easier to don the fake smile, the fake swagger and force your head up out of your chest rather than wallow in self pity. What does whining and self loathing get you? Nothing. At least if you fake it, you can make an effort at convincing yourself that everything is going to be alright. Throw doubt to one side, dispense with despair and embrace the world as if it wasn’t just a cesspit inhabited by zombies.


So, World, when you see me smile today, it’ll be a bright one.


10 responses so far

10 Responses to “Smiling In The Face Of Adversity”

  1. Maxi Caneon 14 Oct 2008 at 10:49 am


    Someone with a great big smile?

    I’ll have to do something about that. Now let me think while I solder these puppies together to use as wall insulation.

  2. Darraghon 14 Oct 2008 at 12:04 pm

    Sometimes itโ€™s easier…

    It’s always easier. Not as much fun, but always easier. Pretend you’re in a good mood and chances are you eventually will be.

    There’s two of us in that one, today.

  3. Joon 14 Oct 2008 at 12:11 pm

    Hmm, what sort of emotional prozac is this? What’s up Darren?

    Wanna go out and see Burn After Reading some time, maybe in the course of the week? Or have you been already?

    I’ve signed up to movies.ie but didn’t get round to entering the comp.

  4. whoopsadaisyon 14 Oct 2008 at 1:39 pm

    As Darragh says – fake it til it’s real, it will be eventually.

    That’s all I can say without jumping into ‘tough love’ mode ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. Green Of Eyeon 14 Oct 2008 at 3:32 pm

    Cup of Tea. Fake smile at your reflection in the kettle. Return to desk. Drink tea. Fake smile. Repeat till home time. After listening to some of the grumpy mopes that work with me i’ve found the above technique effective in keeping me from losing the plot.


  6. Grannymaron 14 Oct 2008 at 10:59 pm

    I am a past master at that smiling Lark!
    Everyone is convinced that I have a great life OR that I am up to something, and I am not saying which it is!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    GM sends a great big >—(((^_^)))—<

  7. Annieon 15 Oct 2008 at 11:26 am

    I’m a great one for the fake smiles, I’m really a right ould miserable cow inside ๐Ÿ˜€

    Hope all is ok Darren and that you are feeling better today. Feck the cesspit zombies.

  8. Darrenon 15 Oct 2008 at 3:42 pm

    Guys, thanks for the comments but it’s just me being stupid and self indulgent. Normal bloggery will resume this evening.

  9. Paddy Bloggiton 16 Oct 2008 at 12:05 am

    a smile of bewilderment … will that do?

  10. tinaon 16 Oct 2008 at 12:05 pm

    you made me smile. i’ve been in a miserable mood lately and, you’re right, it does me no favours. must smile ๐Ÿ™‚

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