The poet answers like this to a college student who is bothered because he seems to give a bad impression because he has a rugged face and doesn't make a phony smile before starting a job hunting activity. Everyone gets a nice face when doing something hard. A guy who is good-looking by nature can't help "counting on his looks". If you know that you give a bad impression, you should try your best to fill the lack, which results in garnering the trust of people and making your face better. From "My Life Guide."
July 6, 2018
from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun