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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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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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Hits: 8120 | Favorites: 4 | Emailed: 0 | Rating: 2.6 | Category: Science | Date: 12/22/2011
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Female, 18-29, Southern US
 85 Posts
Friday, December 23, 2011 12:41:28 PM
This sh*t got real boring real fast! So much for "i am bored"!

Male, 18-29, Canada
 1166 Posts
Friday, December 23, 2011 10:28:13 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.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 274 Posts
Friday, December 23, 2011 5:25:33 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)

Male, 18-29, Europe
 395 Posts
Thursday, December 22, 2011 10:08:24 PM
Holy crap, who gives a ****?

Male, 30-39, Western US
 335 Posts
Thursday, December 22, 2011 4:54:51 PM
Live 6 more years if I smile....Um, nah, not worth it.

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