Just an hour ago while waiting for my bus to go, I watched people passing by. There were so many of them, in two's, three's, four's, and many, alone, deep in his own thoughts. I was particularly interested when I saw a middle-aged man come out of a grill resto, holding a plastic bag and feeling its contents with the other hand. Then he smiled. It was a happy smile and pure and innocent as a child's. Smiling for what, I'll never know. I can only guess and my guess is that, this man was smiling this kind of smile because his immediate need to eat will soon be answered...and it was innocent because he has no other concern other than food and while feeling the contents of the plastic bag, he knew his need is answered. And because he's a bit insane (that's what I think), he has a childlike smile. No normal middle-aged human being smiles like that anymore. He has lots of other things to do, ambitions to work so hard for, promises to keep, problems to solve. So if it was a normal or sane or however you describe it middle-aged man who came out of the resto, chances are, he would be frowning because it was sweltering hot and humid and it was already 1:00PM and his family is waiting and that's his just-for-the-moment concern.
So how many kinds of smile do sane human beings wear?
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