What made me snap, snap on my camera was his lack of smiling and outward joy. I mean dang, for winning one of the highest honors in the country and being such a dope ass basketball player, you'd think he wouldn't be able not to show his pearly whites all da time...right?
How important is the way we present ourselves on the outside? Could you ever date someone who doesn't smile or always looks mad? Or, who never looks happy?
I'm not saying Ariza is that way. I don't know the guy to be real with you. However, I do know that in one night of partying with him and at a charity event, he looked bored out of his mind. Did he feel this way? My guess would be hell no.
It makes me think about how I'm presenting myself to others and wondering if I come off in that way. Often times we don't realize how others perceive us since we can't see ourselves. I know I can have my off days, but I definitely try to have a smile on my face most of the time.
Could I date a woman who looked bitchy or bored all of the time? No, because I truly feel if a person looks that way 24/7, then it's a reflection about how she feels on the inside.
I don't care how f-l-y you look or how bad your day is going. Make an effort to smile at someone even when you don't feel like it. Life's short and things could always be worse.
I'm just sayin'.