Must We Maintain A Positive Mental Attitude? Maine 2009 Not a trick question. The obvious answer is, yes. This is the easiest of life’s (5) big choices to fake – a smile on the outside says all is well on the inside. A smile can hide a lot. What can’t be faked though, is enthusiasm. Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.