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Hi... Some points would be nice but I won't beg for them... Maybe they would be good to give on an occasion like a holiday or my birthday maybe? Hint hint...

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I've been thinking about this mostly because I am REALLY sick of having blind, mindless optimism spouted at me, being told that "just having a positive attitude" is the secret to solving all of my problems, and that, no matter what kind of bad circumstances that I've had and no matter how natural it is to be upset about them, that just being totally happy all the time will somehow turn my life around. I want to be told something more along the lines of "you poor thing" than "just smile more and everything will turn out alright in the end". This cultural denial that things can go wrong in our lives, that we can ever be anything other than "good" or "fine" when someone asks how we are (and doesn't actually care about the answer but demands one anyway... as long as it's the "correct" answer), seems unhealthy to me, and I would be more satisfied... or even happier... if people would just allow me to be sad for a while. They also can't seem to conceive of the idea of doing anything for reasons other than happiness, such as sacrificing one's time in order to help others or taking a job one doesn't like just for sheer survival purposes, or for the purpose of supporting one's family. It's like society wants us to be utterly selfish, which is the end result of pursuing nothing but happiness without considering higher things. (I think it used to be called "hedonism".) If you tell someone that you don't like your job, say, they'll treat you like you're from Mars and not understand why you haven't just quit in order to "follow your passion" (assuming you have one). Being asked, "So, how do you like your job?" every day is driving me nuts, because I feel obligated to answer honestly that I don't like it and apparently that's the "wrong" answer, and being asked, "How are you doing?" by people who don't accept it if I'm anything other than wonderful all the time and being told, "Have a great day." when I know well enough that as long as I'm trapped in a place I don't want to be, I'll never have a great day... it's just really, really grating. I reserve the right to be in a foul mood as long as I don't take it out on others, to not be satisfied with my job and yet not be interrogated about why I even bother with it, then, to not be treated like a space alien because things keep going wrong in my life and I have the audacity to acknowledge them. It's like everyone is turning into those psychiatrists who think you're crazy if you grieve because someone you really loved has died. Perhaps I have the "right to pursue happiness", but not the obligation, and sometimes, other things are more important for the moment... believe it or not. This video I found really makes a good point: bigthink.com/videos/susan-davi…

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:iconrnopenplz::iconcnopenplz::iconpcnopenplz::iconatnopenplz::iconconopenplz::iconkirinopenplz: so please don't even ask me!

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If you give me a llama, I'll give you a llama!
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:iconmaddijo:
Maddijo Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the llama and the fav!
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:iconwertyla:
Wertyla Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I found it! Valentine's Day 2017 medium emoticon 
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Wertyla Featured By Owner Edited Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Where's my Valentine's Day emoticon? Maybe I have to wait a while after submitting to use it. I think I might have submitted two by accident... I'd better check.
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Wertyla Featured By Owner Edited Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Testing again... Happy 2017! ...Oh darn. I forgot to make an emoticon for New Year's.

Emoticon of an 18th Century Man Pumpkin medium emoticon Thanksgiving 2016 Turkey medium emoticon Christmas Holly medium emoticon 
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kikielzinga Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for faving! :happybounce: 
There is much more art on the way!
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Wertyla Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Testing...

Emoticon of an 18th Century Man Pumpkin medium emoticon Thanksgiving 2016 Turkey medium emoticon Christmas Holly medium emoticon 
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave on
The Other Brother by Sleyf
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:iconwertyla:
Wertyla Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Let's see if I'm still here past New Years...
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SmithyGCN Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016   Traditional Artist
Saw your avatar back on a political cartoon and thought I'd tell you that I prayed for you. I hope things  get better for you and your family. :(
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Wertyla Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much. I hope so, too.
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