People have learned gestures — empty gestures…OSHO
Singing, music, dancing, are the language of joy, of happiness.
They are an expression that the person is not miserable.
But it may be just an appearance, it may be just projected, it may be just cultivated;
deep down the situation may be just the opposite.
Sometimes it happens that you laugh because you don't want to cry.
Sometimes it happens that you smile because tears are coming and,
if you don't smile, they will start rolling down your cheeks.
Sometimes you maintain an attitude, a cultivated face, a mask, that you are happy,
because what is the point of showing your unhappiness to the world?
That's why people look so happy.
Everybody thinks he is the unhappiest person in the world.
because he knows his reality and he knows only the faces of others the cultivated faces.
So everybody deep down thinks: 'I am the most miserable person, and why am I the most miserable person when everybody is so happy?'
Singing, dancing, are certainly a language of joy,
but you can learn the language without knowing what joy is.
That's what humanity has done: people have learned gestures — empty gestures.