Are happy people stupid?

spreadjoyI have a theory that people curb their expressions of joy in order to avoid looking stupid. Think about it. If you see someone letting loose with full-blown enthusiasm and happiness, isn’t your first thought that they must be a little crazy? Sadly, happy people are often regarded as slightly off balance, “touched,” or maybe not quite as “sharp” as the rest of us. After all, if they really knew anything about anything, they wouldn’t be so damn happy, right?

That’s sad.

Take this video for example. There was a part of me that expected a piano to drop out of nowhere and squash this guy in the middle of his infernally happy song. I kept waiting for it. I figured, “No one can be this genuinely passionate about spreading joy.” There has to be a catch, a punch line, something. But, no, there’s no catch. According to the creator’s site, a guy named Mike Strickland got tired of watching all the violence on TV and wrote this little ditty about spreading joy. Seriously. How simple is that?

As corny as it is, this song made me smile. I can relate to the guy who wants to go out and teach people to see the joy instead of the horror. That’s a big part of what I find so appealing about the Good Mood Gig – the chance to do just that, help people realize how easy happiness can be. It just takes a change in perspective and the courage to look a little stupid sometimes. Personally, I’d rather be happy and stupid than miserable and brilliant. How about you?


This post is part of my Good Mood Gig Campaign. If you’re enjoying your visit, I hope you’ll consider voting for me. Thanks for sharing your day. Here’s to your good mood!


2 responses to “Are happy people stupid?

  1. No…happy people are NOT stupid. They see the bright side of life. Life is good and should be enjoyed. If you think something should be changed to make things better…then work toward changing things and don’t always wait for the other person to do it. If you wake up and can move, then get up and move! Everything else is gravy.

  2. Jacqui – Hi! Thanks for coming by and leaving a comment. 🙂
    I couldn’t agree more. I think it’s so sad (and often pathetic) when people resort to grumbling and cynicism because they think it makes them look more intelligent. All it really does is make them less pleasant to be around.
    The people who really enjoy life and make the biggest difference are the ones who keep a positive outlook, consider problems from a how-can-I-make-this better perspective, and aren’t afraid to take action.
    Like you said, waiting for the other person is not the best way to live – or to make things better.
    Thanks again for stopping by.

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