Smile!

Erwische mich, immer öfter aus den gleichen Quellen zu zitieren bzw. auf sie zu verweisen. Aber was kann ich dafür, wenn Garrison Keillor schlicht recht hat, diesmal zum Thema Freundlichkeit vs. Muffeligkeit im Umgang miteinander:

Enduring high school is not the same as growing up Jewish in Prague or fighting in the French resistance. I had no solid basis for being cool in that existential motorcycle James Dean absurdist chain-smoking hero sort of way, so I gave up being cool and settled for being pleasant. And now I see teenagers locked up in iPods, looking sour and sleepy and hostile, and I hate to see them reliving that part of my life.

Also: Lächeln!