I don't know what's up with me. I realize everyone goes through good, bad and mixed days, but somehow I feel my mood swings can get kind of out of control. I lack the ability to pretend to be happy or in a normal mood in front of others when I'm feeling sad. I believe this is a serious issue, especially if you're on a trip with a friend and are supposed to be having fun and trying to stay out of the stressful and boring routine. I'd like to genuinely live life for a few hours. I'm not looking for the magical solution here, nor I'm looking for secret formulas. I just need your honest advice (even if it's harsh), perhaps I need someone to slap me in the face with reality. It often does the trick.