1. Exactly.If i'm enjoying myself i will be happy. I'm not going to lie, and pretend i'm happy.
Thats why i get annoyed with the "party people" (extroverts that go to clubs)
I bet half of them dont enjoy it as much as they say, but they put on a happy act. It seems SO FAKE!
2. Yeah they seem pretty fake to me too. I think to some extent socializing is an act, a game to most people. They don't care if they are themselves, or betray their principles, as long as they look good in the social spotlight. Look at the acceptance of just plain old bad behavior through the use of justifications such as " it's just office politics" "he's just telling it how he see's it", "political correctness if gone overboard" etc I think alot of the loud, arrogant, obnoxious, rude behavior we see these days had to do with our culture. In which everything is about maintaining the facade of positivity, confidence and happiness, and denying the negative impacts of our behavior/actions.