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Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag and smile, smile, smile.

Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag and smile smile smile While you've a lucifer to light your fag, smile boys that's the style, What's the use of worrying, it never was worthwhile, so... Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag and smile, smile smile.
100 years since the outbreak of World War 1 and songs that were about this war or made famous by this war, are getting a lot of airplay. I watched a delightful rendition of it on BBC1 just the other day, but what, exactly is this song saying, and is this a healthy message in a time when we know that many people are struggling with depression, and in the shadow of news that a man who used to do a lot of smiling, and made us smile too, Robin Williams, could not face it any longer, and took his life?
Stuffing your troubles into an "old kit bag" - meant that you did not really deal with them and - if you don't deal with them, then they will always weigh you down. 
SMILING is all very well, and it occurs to me, …