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Smile & the whole world smiles with you

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The saying is, “smile and the whole world smiles with you;” then doesn’t it follow that not only when you frown whole world frowns, too? And when you grieve or celebrate, the whole world follows suit? These contentions lead to the argument that the only person who really matters is one’s own self and that no care need be taken of anyone else, including friends and family. A person who truly believed this to be true would be impossible to get along with for long. We all have times that we need to be the center of the universe, but these are usually tied to a specific event, these times do not last long, and if they do we find we have no one willing to be close to us any more.  There is a need among humans, and other animals, to share delight and sorrow, apathy and energy; but there must also be a give and take so that one person does not dominate activities or emotions and leaves room for others to share. Generally, we wouldn’t want to influence the whole world anyway; whether we smile or cry, it’s more comfortable to keep our emotions limited to our own circle of supporters than to be spread very thinly around. Shouldn’t we choose to share our emotions with a select few and not dilute them with unknown hordes?

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Author: EllenphanPhotos

I've been struck many times by the thoughts that run through my head when I'm outdoors and contemplating nothing in particular. The thoughts can be profound or silly, sad or joyful, relevant or not. But they're always there. And with just a bit of concentration they can lead to the most astonishing places and on the most convoluted trails. Exploring those vagaries and jigs and jogs is fun. I'm attempting to find more of these trails to see if they lead anywhere or nowhere, because even nowhere is somewhere. The bits and pieces of the outdoors help to make the indoors survivable. Photos help bring the outdoors in and remind me of many of the thoughts I had while still outside, a very valuable tool they are, too.

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