“I have been confronted with many difficulties throughout
the course of my life, and my country is going through
a critical period. But I laugh often, and my laughter
is contagious. When people ask me how
I find the strength to laugh now, I reply that I am
a professional laugher…As for me, I always want
more friends. I love smiles, and my wish is to see
more smiles, real smiles, for there are many
kinds—sarcastic, artificial, or diplomatic.
Some smiles don’t arouse any satisfaction,
and some even engender suspicion or fear.
An authentic smile, though, arouses an authentic
feeling of freshness, and I think the smile belongs
only to human beings. If we want those smiles,
we must create the reasons that make them appear.”
~ His Holiness the Dalai Lama