Do you think people are as serious and subdued as they should be these days. It seems that there is an overwhelming majority that think everything in life needs to be light and airy all of the time. You watch talk shows and the way the hosts try so hard to joke and laugh at everything that is said kind of turns me off at times. The news shows have to have it, too, especially the morning crews. The politicians have to make the talk show rounds to prove they can act a fool. The churches want a pastor that can a tell a good joke, every Sunday in some instances. Don't get me wrong I enjoy a good laugh just as much as the next guy, but everything has a time and place and I think humor is better when it is natural and not forced. Maybe it all started when "smile" became the catchphrase before a picture was taken. You never see people smiling in old pictures. Or "smile, Jesus loves you!" Jesus loves me whether I'm smiling or not and sometimes I just don't feel like smiling. Doesn't mean anythings wrong with that or me. What are your thoughts?