Smiling: The Robotic Functions of Our Childhood?

June 4, 2013 2:15 pm

Everywhere I go, I always see people smiling –  or at least trying to, which made me think: we are always told smiling is good for you, right? But is it really?

simon cowell smile

Simon Cowell – smiley or scary?

If you, like many people, are interested in Botox and love to smile, know that this is not going to be a very good combination. Simon Cowell is the epitome of Botox, yet hundreds -if not thousands of people- are afraid of him, and it can’t be purely due to his harsh words. Surely his face must factor into their fear? To have all his muscles tightened and him baring his teeth for us all to see is not quite the impression I’m sure he wanted to create.

Getting back on topic, most people never smile naturally. We are brought up to believe we must smile even if we don’t mean it. Because it’s polite. But it is fair for both you and the person you can’t even bother feigning natural emotions to? We are a product of our society. But society isn’t as real as most people would think or hope to believe.

Now, what I am spouting off could and very well may be a total exaggeration, but it’s worth to think about, isn’t it? Is it better to be polite or to be yourself? After all, that is the choice we are given: buckle down and bare a grin or be yourself. And if we remember all those school assemblies filled with pointless singing and hidden morals, we’re taught to be ourselves. The question we all need to ask ourselves is: which one is better, nicer, more human? Is smiling the robotic functions of our dysfunctional childhood? Or is it the foundation that balances our British and human values?

If we are told to do one thing as well as the other, which one should we choose?

You Choose. You Decide.

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