The happiness police…
Here in Quebec we have the language police
On the look out for too much English
French they feel needs to be protected
Or English will rule the day
In Iran there is the ‘guidance’ police
Guidance re modesty
Guidance re how much make up is allowed
Guidance re how much hair can be visible under your hijab
Is it me or are most of these rules for women?
Why should men get a free pass?
Someone said we need a ‘happiness’ police
Someone who’d stop you if you looked despondent and sad
Someone who’d give you a hug to make you smile
Someone who’d ask you how your day was going so far
Someone who’d carry your groceries for you
Someone who’d help you find the address you’re looking for
Someone just smile at you so you would smile too!
I think our communities would be happier and
Healthier if we had the happiness police in charge!