In junior high school, I was an object of pure ridicule for my dress, withdrawal, and asocial manner. Dozens of times, I saw individuals laugh and smile more in ten to fifteen minutes than I did in all my life up to then.
Ever since I was four years old, I loved making people smile, making them think, making them feel good, feel some kind of emotion.
You see some of these actors, they have a permanent smile on their face. How can they do that? It really fascinates me.
Tell me not of joy: there’s none Now my little sparrow’s gone He, just as you, Would toy and woo, He would chirp and flatter me, He would hang the wing awhile, Till at length he saw me smile, Lord! how sullen he would be!
Andrei A. Gromyko
Oh, the ignorance of us upon whom Providence did not sufficiently smile to permit us to be born in New England.
No one is so completely disenchanted with the world, or knows it so thoroughly, or is so utterly disgusted with it, that when it begins to smile upon him he does not become partially reconciled to it.
Ascetics and fakirs come to mitigate human suffering to heal us and lead us on the path. They put up with criticism they go through many worldly trials. Some of them have even become martyrs for our sake. But they have done all this with a smile and with gratitude to God. Hence sacrifice is a great virtue.
You have to promote yourself you have to have this smile on your face all the time and be this nice guy – which I am!