Wouldn't people wonder what you were smiling about. If you stopped reacting negatively and started believing things will get better and rise above their petty taunts? They would get nastier at first, in an attempt to get you to react. But eventually the
Take a shower, wash off the day. Drink a glass of water. Make the room dark. Lie down and close your eyes. Notice the silence. Notice your heart. Still beating. Still fighting. You made it, after all. And you can make it one more. You're doing just fine.
Why do we say "stay strong" ? I think that because we have little breakdowns staying strong is impossible. We need to breakdown every once and a while. I think that instead of saying "stay strong" we should say "you have the strength"