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Date: 12/22/11 05:00 AM

19 Responses to Ron Gutman: The Hidden Power Of Smiling

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    akabane Male 18-29
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    December 22, 2011 at 5:03 am
    Link: Ron Gutman: The Hidden Power Of Smiling - The whole world does it, even cannibals and you should to if you want a better life.
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    thatjimguy Male 30-39
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    December 22, 2011 at 5:26 am
    Well, the whole "intellectual" thing TED tries to promote just went down the toilet. What a pile of poo. Why not just talk about how much of your personality you can find out the way you eat an Oreo cookie?
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    Justin9235 Male 18-29
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    December 22, 2011 at 5:41 am
    I need to smile more
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    SnoopyBG Male 18-29
    647 posts
    December 22, 2011 at 5:49 am
    TED has always seemed like a hipster scum gathering to me. However I`ve heard some very interesting things from them.
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    PhotoKing Male 30-39
    526 posts
    December 22, 2011 at 5:52 am
    sorry, but that was really stupid. basing all the facts on a handful of people. equating cash to happiness, ridiculous. i don`t trust anyone that smiles too much, it usually means they are hiding something, and i`m usually right. i thought this was going to be a comedy routine not a TED speech.

    look at george burns, i don`t really remember him smiling that much, he smoked like a chimney, died at 100. smiles don`t mean your more successful, having skills will. did they do a study to see how other people did smile`s or not? i didn`t see that. mimicking a smile cannot tell someone thats real or not. i don`t smile, it hurts my face, i have no reason too, yet i can do a bunch of things.

    who would fund such a study? useless...
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    Omphaloskept Male 40-49
    181 posts
    December 22, 2011 at 6:05 am
    Smilology is the new phrenology. TED must stand for "Marketing To Hipsters"
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    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
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    December 22, 2011 at 7:35 am
    I had a hard time understanding him through his moisture-laden mouth.
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    LadyIsis Female 18-29
    403 posts
    December 22, 2011 at 7:46 am
    the snowflake button was much more entertaining than the actual video
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    December 22, 2011 at 7:48 am
    thatjimguy clearly didnt pay attention to the video.
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    clickclack Male 18-29
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    December 22, 2011 at 8:38 am
    When he was talking about Obama`s picture it sounded like he said "super color" not "super collar"...
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5196 posts
    December 22, 2011 at 2:52 pm
    TED used to have serious talks from real scientists. Lately they have just completely devolved into the mindless drivel shown here. Why? It`s like anything "science" automatically gets dumbed-down to "stupid" - WHO THE HELL KEEPS DOING THIS???
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    cyborg Male 13-17
    2790 posts
    December 22, 2011 at 2:52 pm
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    OutWest Male 50-59
    546 posts
    December 22, 2011 at 3:59 pm
    Well done, and a great message.
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    elhowell Male 18-29
    168 posts
    December 22, 2011 at 4:32 pm
    Excellent stuff
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    InTheNameOf Male 30-39
    335 posts
    December 22, 2011 at 4:54 pm
    Live 6 more years if I smile....Um, nah, not worth it.
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    Bremir Male 18-29
    392 posts
    December 22, 2011 at 10:08 pm
    Holy crap, who gives a ****?
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    Sock1122 Male 18-29
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    December 23, 2011 at 5:25 am
    It carries a good message, but I think to be truely effective it should counteract the arguement with the benefits and detriments of frowning (as well as the spectrum of all facial expressions that can be typically created)

    In evolutionary terms, we wouldn`t have inhereted any of these traits if they hadn`t served some sort of purpose to our survival at any given time in the past lives of our ancestors.

    Also I`d question the advice given by anyone who says simply to `smile` and things will get better. as smiling when you aren`t happy can actually cause adverse effects due to the supression of your genuine emotions.

    tl;dr It`s not about your smiling, it`s about what you`re thinking (it`s just if what your thinking genuinely makes you smile, it can be transferred across into other minds)
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    Linkenberger Male 18-29
    1164 posts
    December 23, 2011 at 10:28 am
    Wow, so many people who hate smiling in here. Screw you all, I look forward to living longer than you and spreading joy with my smile.
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    Levon1 Female 18-29
    85 posts
    December 23, 2011 at 12:41 pm
    This sh*t got real boring real fast! So much for "i am bored"!

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