Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Tuesday Thoughts.


Mark said...

It's why I never wear a fake smile.

Launna said...

This is so true... I try always to be authentic:)

Kyla said...

Hmm. I don't know if I agree here. It depends on what you mean by fake happiness. If you mean faking being happy when your life is terrible just so other people can't judge you, I totally agree. That makes you feel lonely and invisible, not to mention like no one cares about your problems.

But faking a smile physically shoots off endorphins in the brain that actually cause the chemical reaction known as happiness. So, if you make yourself laugh and smile over an incident instead of letting it ruin your day, it can actually induce the very effect you are faking.

That all depends on how deep a sadness you are trying to hide, though. If it's deep-seated grief and pain, then the endorphins a fake smile shoots off can't compete with the chemicals your negative thoughts are shooting off, too. So, this is really a situational determination.

Anyway, cool post idea. I like this. And sorry for the long comment. You just sparked my brain into analytical mode. Thanks for the great advice, though!


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