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 they would leave you alone. You have the power to be that strong, anything is possible with Jesus!
Sometimes you have to listen to your heart even when everyone is telling you to THINK & sometimes thinking is more logical than what the heart wants. Only you know what is best for you. Make life yours. Write your OWN story.