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Setanta
 
Reply Sun 3 Oct, 2010 05:54 am
I was thinking about public personalities today, and about how a big part of becoming a "personality" is the ability to smile on demand--and not necessarily because one is particularly happy or amused. There are times when i see someone smiling in a photo or video, and it looks false to me--more a grimace than a smile. Any thoughts?
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djjd62
 
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Reply Sun 3 Oct, 2010 06:02 am
@Setanta,
agreed, when michael ignatieff attempts to smile it's cringe worthy
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sun 3 Oct, 2010 06:27 am
I suppose a point in Harper's favor is that he rarely if ever attempts to smile. I suspect that genuine smiles only light his features when a Liberal or New Democrat says something stupid in the House, and Harper's preparing to pounce.
djjd62
 
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Reply Sun 3 Oct, 2010 06:43 am
i rarely smile, i laugh, but i just don't find smiling to be in me, it always looks forced

one thing that bugs me if out somewhere, complete strangers, usually women with vacant plastered on smiles, who say, "smile, things can't be that bad", ughhh
Setanta
 
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Reply Sun 3 Oct, 2010 06:44 am
@djjd62,
Oh yeah . . . i really don't like being told to smile.
jespah
 
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Reply Sun 3 Oct, 2010 06:45 am
@Setanta,
I've always hated being told to smile -- if I was interested in smiling, I'd be doing it already, so don't ask.

But I do smile more these days, and I've found that I can sometimes be doing it only semi-consciously. Just jogging by someone or whatever, and smiling. I've gotten the eye from a few cab drivers. Hmm....
Setanta
 
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Reply Sun 3 Oct, 2010 06:52 am
@jespah,
Yeah, but that's probably because of your new, svelt, sexy image . . .
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BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Reply Sun 3 Oct, 2010 10:34 am
@Setanta,
I can smile from gas pains. Learned to do it as an infant.

BBB
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Mame
 
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Reply Sun 3 Oct, 2010 11:04 am
@Setanta,
and then it's not a smile so much as an evil grin
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Mame
 
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Reply Sun 3 Oct, 2010 11:06 am
My daughter has this fake laugh that she developed to use when a joke's not funny, and I always laugh when I hear it - first, it's hilarious-sounding, and second, it's an inside joke.
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roger
 
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Reply Sun 3 Oct, 2010 01:31 pm
@Setanta,
Oh, yes. I love that professional model smile. Not runway models, of course. They are trained to look like zombies. Models in advertising, I mean. Do you ever see a really natural smile that shows the upper teeth all the way to the gum line? Can't trust someone who practices facial expressions in front of a mirror all day.
dyslexia
 
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Reply Sun 3 Oct, 2010 01:35 pm
@roger,
I read one time this book on zen meditation, it suggested that one should learn to smile in such a manner that no one could tell by looking that you are smiling. interesting I thought.
roger
 
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Reply Sun 3 Oct, 2010 01:40 pm
@dyslexia,
Comes naturally to some of us. I'm always smiling. Bet you never noticed.

There are books on zen? I wonder why?
dyslexia
 
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Reply Sun 3 Oct, 2010 01:43 pm
@roger,
roger wrote:

Comes naturally to some of us. I'm always smiling. Bet you never noticed.

There are books on zen? I wonder why?
because Alan Watts needed the money I suppose.
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chai2
 
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Reply Sun 3 Oct, 2010 01:48 pm
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roger
 
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Reply Sun 3 Oct, 2010 01:58 pm
@chai2,
Remember, the more you smile, the more you confuse people.
chai2
 
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Reply Sun 3 Oct, 2010 02:01 pm
@roger,
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 3 Oct, 2010 02:19 pm
@roger,
If you never heard about Zen, how else would you know?
roger
 
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Reply Sun 3 Oct, 2010 02:40 pm
@edgarblythe,
If you don't know, the book isn't for you.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 3 Oct, 2010 03:32 pm
@roger,
Ah. The sound of two gums flapping. Razz
 

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