I was asked if I’d give a fake smile if I was unhappy. I have a different take on “the fake smile.” A smile despite troubles, that’s just understanding that life is going far more well than not, so the smile is for the higher percentage. Also to not emotionally coerce someone into asking what’s wrong to join them in a chain of pain they don’t need to get into. A true friend knows that. A lot of people misunderstand “fake it til you make it.” It doesn’t mean you’re denying anything, it just means you’re holding the higher thought and since you’re aiming for it, you know to stay focused on it, unwaveringly.