coz if that's the case..then it would have been so easy!!
But its not!!!!
Being a emoek(emoticon geek.. who uses emoticons too generously sprinkling them all over the chats and everywhere.. and type in jiff all the yahoo ones(still..) ,gmail... and now sametime.. bt only aptly B-) .. n yes,dts a new invented word by me ;-) ) myself , I can surely( but sadly) say that whenever I type in a second :-) as promptly as I can...there is very little probability that even a little muscle moved in an attempt to smile.. Naa.. Naa.. don't think like I am some stonehearted person who never smiled :-( .. I think I smile a lot.. :D
What I am trying to do is throw some light on what we all do and don’t actually mean it!!!
Few days ago, I saw some facebook status which read "LOL" is the new way of saying "I really have nothing to say !!"
Yes,it depicts the truth.. even the big version of smile -> "LOL" cannot tingle the required emotion..
When someone customarily ask "How are you?" ,the safe bet answer remains the same as we are taught in school "fine..(followed by :-)/smile),because this is the only reply which doesn’t generate fresh enquiries and you wanted just that. Only when you want to discuss how are you actually, then you reply in anything other than "fine".Irony, you see!
So,:),LOL,ROFL have lost their meaning and are just phrases which are common in use but hardly generate what they claim to be..see those emoticon faces when they are typed.. soo happy.. soo full of life..though sometime after seeing other's sent emoticon :-) , I smile..
Another argument is that can happiness be inferred from actual real life smile!!! If your answer is big YES!! then you are wrong dear..
Smile is one deception which people keep throwing at each other..because it project you as friendly in nature(I am not talking about smirking here :P ) and you have nothing else to respond when someone known passes by and also, when you don't know what is being asked (It is a best tool in viva.. :P smile helplessly)
I can manage a smile in tears also just for the sake of it..(many others may fit in this category also..)
And now such moments are so rare, when we are actually complaining of tummy and cheek ache because of one good laugh which seems neverending...
And believe me, when one is actually happy, we just don’t need to ask .. it shows in gleaming eyes..jump in step and frequent giggles.. and then even :-) seems genuine..