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An experiment

LucasM

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Smile

:) <- See that facial expression?

Try to emulate that onto your own face. With your fingers, lift your lips on both sides. That is a smile. :)

Now. For a challenge, see if you can replicate that effect without the aid of anything but your facial muscles. :)

:)

That is what is called a smile.

Why do you smile?

People will be less inclined to kill you if you smile :)

Warning: You may experience elevated levels of good feeling upon attempting a smile. Too much good feeling, and you may become happy. Be warned.
 

Toad

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When I was younger I had this problem where I would always try to smile when in public or around people. It became so bad that I would even smile when people were crying or angry. Now I find that smiling is stupid. People don't know how you really feel if you go around smiling all the time. People say if you smile you will be happier. That is bullshit. It should be when you're happy than you smile. I will show my true emotion on my face and smile only if I am happy.
 

Nevermind

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When I was younger I had this problem where I would always try to smile when in public or around people. It became so bad that I would even smile when people were crying or angry. Now I find that smiling is stupid. People don't know how you really feel if you go around smiling all the time. People say if you smile you will be happier. That is bullshit. It should be when you're happy than you smile. I will show my true emotion on my face and smile only if I am happy.

Yes, precisely. Why should we all pretend to be happy when we're not?

I hate when random strangers tell you to smile...

It makes no sense, and it just puts me in a worse mood than before. :mad:
 

Kuu

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fake smile =/= honest smile.

And some people can tell...
 

Artifice Orisit

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People just stare at me for a moment then run away screaming, am I doing it right?
Their reactions make me feel good so I suppose I must be.

Although people do seem more inclined to kill me, probably just one of those days.
 

Red Mage

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I have been called the kid that always smiles and the kid that never smiles. Apparently, I'm the freaking Mona Lisa or something. Some people believe I always have a smile and they are inclined to believe I have some kind of lust for life, and others believe I never ever smile and correctly assume I hate life.
 

phantome

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I have a "fake" smile that I use quite often...helps get the "F" types away from me when they notice that I'm feeling sad (most of the time :P)

I smile when i'm happy, I'm happy when i'm around a person who lives almost 2 hours away from me. But when I see him, it makes me happy-therefore i smile =]

i'm really bored right now. Can you tell? x)
 

Ermine

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I smile when people appear to be worried about me. And when I'm happy, obviously.

People say if you smile you will be happier. That is bullshit.

Fake smiling makes me feel horrible, just because I'm lying to myself. The only fake thing that does make me happier is laughing. It's easier to find a reason to laugh: people being stupid, inner evil schemes to take over the world, funny friends, odd observations, typos, etc.
 

Waterstiller

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TheBestDariaEpisode said:
"No, that's why they want to talk to you. When they say 'you're always unhappy Daria' what they mean is 'you think Daria, I can tell because you don't smile. Now this guy died and it's making me think, and that hurts my little head and makes me stop smiling. So tell me how you cope with thinking all the time, Daria, so I can get back to my normal vegetable state.'" - Jane

I loooove that episode.
 

sagewolf

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I have what my mother calls a 'serial killer' smile, which is fake and used for photographs on outings I'm not really enjoying. it's obviously not convincing. =P

I don't smile like that anyway-- my smiles are either barely there or they're grins.
 

The Fury

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They say that it takes more effort to frown than to smile. Actually you use 12 muscles smiling and 11 frowning.
 

sagewolf

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And it takes no effort at all to perform the dead-eyed 'I'm going to kill you all someday' blank stare that INTs are so very, very good at. ;)
 

phantome

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And it takes no effort at all to perform the dead-eyed 'I'm going to kill you all someday' blank stare that INTs are so very, very good at. ;)

this forced me to burst out laughing during class. I blame you :)
 

Waterstiller

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A Daria reference and a Haibane Renmei avatar? ;)
I should go watch Daria again, actually. Thanks for reminding me. ^^
I don't get it.

Does it mean I have good taste? :p
 
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