Tips for happiness! c:
1. Always smile, regardless of your mood. It will trick people into liking you more, which will make you feel better, and opens doors to potential friends.
2. “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those that matter don’t mind, and those that mind don’t matter.” If you pretend to be someone you’re not, then your ‘friends’ aren’t actually [i]your[/i] friends; they’re the friends of who you pretend to be. If they don’t like the real you, they aren’t your friends, and you shouldn’t bother with them.
3. No matter who you are, there are others like you, and there are people who will be your friends. Keep looking – they’re trying to find you, too. Look up your interests, find people you like, and see if they like you back.
4. Avoid lying to your friends. Admitting your faults will make you more seem more genuine, and your friends will respect you for that. Apologise for things you do wrong. As long as you are trying to help, they shouldn’t be mad at you – that would be mean. Mean people do not make good friends.
5. Express your feelings. Tell people when you are down, and they will sympathise. When you are feeling good, tell your friends privately that you are happy to be their friend. Overusing emoticons makes you seem friendlier, too. c:
6. Respect other people and their beliefs, of all religions, races, sexualities and genders, and they will respect you back. Don’t be rude to anyone unless they are mean.
7. Don’t argue in youtube comments. Try to avoid arguing at all unless the argument is productive – getting a stranger to admit they were wrong isn’t always a win. A good way to tiptoe around arguments is to say “I think <fact>?”, rather than just stating a fact you are unsure of.