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Are people too serious?
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I'd sooner respect a "serious" person than a clown who makes fun of others' troubles. True there should be an outlet for everyone to handle pent-up stress, but if we're talking character archetypes the solemn person who works hard trumps the fool who stumbles through life anyday. And who are you to judge anyone because you have it so easy? ...


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Posted 5/6/15 , edited 5/6/15

AiYumega wrote:
...it's annoying to everyone else too.


Nah, this is annoying (funny, but annoying):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlBiLNN1NhQ

While I appreciate absurdity enough that I'd probably laugh in that particular situation, I certainly wouldn't fault anyone that didn't.

I think people shouldn't be so quick to dismiss the worries of others, especially when they don't even know what those worries are. Judging people on the subway or the bus for not smiling amongst a bunch of strangers. Do you know their past, present or future?

Maybe they're in chronic pain.
Maybe their pet died.
Maybe they lost their job... two years ago, and haven't managed to find another in that time.
Maybe they have a job and they absolutely hate it.

Maybe you should ask one of these people on each of your little trips what's got them down. See how long it is before you aren't smiling, because it's not like all those people are unhappy for no good reason.

Seriously, why should someone that isn't happy smile just to make you happy?
Or should they just give up on being unhappy and instead ooze artificial happiness like a clockwork orange for the satisfaction of society?

Reading this post, I am reminded of the beginning of Sweeney Todd, where Todd and Anthony Hope state that "There's no place like London" but with completely different meanings, due to their completely different experiences in life.
Posted 5/6/15
Everyone should smile to appease those around them? Doesn't matter how you're really feeling inside? Ridi, pagliaccio! ~ Dislike that mentality

I understand that everyone has different life experiences - I don't expect a smile out of everyone. That just seems too demanding.

I think it just makes more sense to smile when you're happy and don't when you're not.

If your frown annoys someone, then take solace in the fact that you've brought them to a point where they can annoy someone else too! Since they're probably not all smiles when they're annoyed, and if they are, then ridi, pagliaccio.
Posted 5/6/15

xxJing wrote:


Amaya- wrote:

I'd sooner respect a "serious" person than a clown who makes fun of others' troubles. True there should be an outlet for everyone to handle pent-up stress, but if we're talking character archetypes the solemn person who works hard trumps the fool who stumbles through life anyday. And who are you to judge anyone because you have it so easy? ...




You realize Homer Simpson is the greatest cartoon loser of all time, right?
Posted 5/6/15

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AiYumega wrote:
...it's annoying to everyone else too.


Nah, this is annoying (funny, but annoying):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlBiLNN1NhQ

While I appreciate absurdity enough that I'd probably laugh in that particular situation, I certainly wouldn't fault anyone that didn't.

I think people shouldn't be so quick to dismiss the worries of others, especially when they don't even know what those worries are. Judging people on the subway or the bus for not smiling amongst a bunch of strangers. Do you know their past, present or future?

Maybe they're in chronic pain.
Maybe their pet died.
Maybe they lost their job... two years ago, and haven't managed to find another in that time.
Maybe they have a job and they absolutely hate it.

Maybe you should ask one of these people on each of your little trips what's got them down. See how long it is before you aren't smiling, because it's not like all those people are unhappy for no good reason.

Seriously, why should someone that isn't happy smile just to make you happy?
Or should they just give up on being unhappy and instead ooze artificial happiness like a clockwork orange for the satisfaction of society?

Reading this post, I am reminded of the beginning of Sweeney Todd, where Todd and Alexander Hope state that "There's no place like London" but with completely different meanings, due to their completely different experiences in life.


It's not to make me happy. I couldn't care less for myself frankly. I'm saying it's almost burdensome to be around a downer all the time. The point of this post is not sad people on the subway, it's people who are constantly like this and push their seriousness/sadness onto other people. That's what I mean, not what you're saying.

Posted 5/6/15
Posted 5/6/15 , edited 5/6/15

AiYumega wrote:


ahatestory wrote:


AiYumega wrote:
...it's annoying to everyone else too.


Nah, this is annoying (funny, but annoying):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlBiLNN1NhQ

While I appreciate absurdity enough that I'd probably laugh in that particular situation, I certainly wouldn't fault anyone that didn't.

I think people shouldn't be so quick to dismiss the worries of others, especially when they don't even know what those worries are. Judging people on the subway or the bus for not smiling amongst a bunch of strangers. Do you know their past, present or future?

Maybe they're in chronic pain.
Maybe their pet died.
Maybe they lost their job... two years ago, and haven't managed to find another in that time.
Maybe they have a job and they absolutely hate it.

Maybe you should ask one of these people on each of your little trips what's got them down. See how long it is before you aren't smiling, because it's not like all those people are unhappy for no good reason.

Seriously, why should someone that isn't happy smile just to make you happy?
Or should they just give up on being unhappy and instead ooze artificial happiness like a clockwork orange for the satisfaction of society?

Reading this post, I am reminded of the beginning of Sweeney Todd, where Todd and Alexander Hope state that "There's no place like London" but with completely different meanings, due to their completely different experiences in life.


It's not to make me happy. I couldn't care less for myself frankly. I'm saying it's almost burdensome to be around a downer all the time. The point of this post is not sad people on the subway, it's people who are constantly like this and push their seriousness/sadness onto other people. That's what I mean, not what you're saying.


So, he feels oppressed by serious people, they "get him down". Well. I wish the world wasn't full of serious problems that make people serious all the time. We should be letting all the world's ignorant jackasses handle our problems, they won't bring us down as much but maybe we'll die sooner. yay!
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Posted 5/6/15

AiYumega
It's not to make me happy. I couldn't care less for myself frankly. I'm saying it's almost burdensome to be around a downer all the time. The point of this post is not sad people on the subway, it's people who are constantly like this and push their seriousness/sadness onto other people. That's what I mean, not what you're saying.



Is this a specific person in your life you're talking about, like a friend or family member or something? If it's just some stranger why do you care?
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I think people are serious all the time because they're afraid of what others might think of them. Maybe they want to maintain a social image that they feel is acceptable? I think everybody has a goofy side to them. Some just might be a bit more suppressed than others.
Posted 5/6/15


Where are you getting this? lol

I never said any of that. I'm saying life is too short to live like that. It's the truth.
Posted 5/6/15

slfcmore wrote:


AiYumega
It's not to make me happy. I couldn't care less for myself frankly. I'm saying it's almost burdensome to be around a downer all the time. The point of this post is not sad people on the subway, it's people who are constantly like this and push their seriousness/sadness onto other people. That's what I mean, not what you're saying.



Is this a specific person in your life you're talking about, like a friend or family member or something? If it's just some stranger why do you care?


That's a good question actually. I don't know, both probably.
Posted 5/6/15 , edited 5/6/15
Yea they are. I secretly find it very annoying. Sometimes I will make weird faces at people who are being too serious

And I think I know what op is talking about, the people who go the same stuff as you but instead they choose to be bitter and ego when they should be positive instead
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Amaya- wrote:


xxJing wrote:


Amaya- wrote:

I'd sooner respect a "serious" person than a clown who makes fun of others' troubles. True there should be an outlet for everyone to handle pent-up stress, but if we're talking character archetypes the solemn person who works hard trumps the fool who stumbles through life anyday. And who are you to judge anyone because you have it so easy? ...




You realize Homer Simpson is the greatest cartoon loser of all time, right?


The irony was supposed to be that your original post pretty much describes that specific episode word for word.

Frank Grimes is a diligent but overly serious hard worker who has had to claw his way from the bottom to his current position. On the other hand, Homer is a complete idiot with a loving family, warm friends, and he is easily forgiven for his mistakes.

Basically the episode is about Frank Grimes trying to be diligent and serious while Homer is negligent and screws up, Homer never gets punished during the course of the episode and gets rewarded instead. Grimes notices this and starts to complain, but no one even listens to his complaints. In the end Grimes starts running around doing irresponsible stuff while yelling "Look at me, I am going to do [dangerous thing], but it's alright, because I'M HOMER SIMPSON!"


My reply was supposed to be a reference to that. "Who am I to judge anyone because I have it so easy?", "A fat negligent drunk, but that's alright, because I'M HOMER SIMPSON!"
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To be almost isolated because of your feelings, or to put walls up with a false positive attitude on top. Which is the right one? Maybe it depends per person. But for each given option, it's because something is making them feel that way. So these people just need to find their own way.


If someone wants to get swallowed up by their problems, sadness, it wont only affect them but also close ones, friends. It can make them feel powerless as they can't help you, you can only help yourself. But with a smile at least, if only for a short while, you can display a more positiveness regardless. So maybe OP is right, people should try to be more happy. But as I said, people just need to find their own way.

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This is NYC we're talking about. It'd be weird if strangers here did smile.
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