In this feelgood lecture, Ron Gutman talks about how a smile improves your well being and quality of life.
A smile is more than just a reaction. It can change our mood and even serve as a predictor for how happy we’ll be in our lives. I dare you to watch this without cracking a smile of your own:
Gutman also talks about how mimicking a person’s smile is the best way to tell if it’s real or fake, which goes back to that troublesome study about botox and its damaging effects on perceiving emotions.
Don’t you love the idea that something as simple as a smile has so much power to improve our health and happiness? It strikes me as a very empowering idea! How many times a day do you think that you smile?
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