The Power of a Halfcocked Smile

A positive attitude my not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.
Herm Albright
This world is full of people who will bring you down, who live off making everyone else miserable and find comfort in that misery. If they can’t be happy with themselves, nobody can be happy with themselves. They will focus only in the negative and will scream and shout and finger point so everyone else will look at the negative in the world. They feel empowered by bringing everyone else down to their level.

I refuse to give these people power.

I could choose to fight and argue against the negative people of the world, but that is as useless a battle as trying to argue with an idiot. They will lower you to their level and beat you with experience. Instead, I have found the best way to deal with people like this.

I smile.

In actuality I don’t smile as much as I do a halfcocked smile. It’s the kind of smile that a man gets when he remembers something ‘nice’ he’s done, yet doesn’t want to tell others about. The best way I could describe this smile is the male equivalent of a ‘Bitch Face.’ As with the dangerous ‘Bitch Face’, there is a similar power behind the Halfcocked Smile. Everyone around you that like you will know you got this covered. Everyone around you that DON’T like you will also know you got this covered. So it works either way.

Some people might call this kind of smile a smirk. In reality the only people who call it a smirk are those who get nervous when you have it. To be honest, I’m glad they get nervous. It’s easier to see who wishes you wrong. And after a while doing this, you will notice that, just like a woman suffering from ‘Resting Bitch-face’ you will end up with what can only be described as ‘Resting Cockiness’?