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Ibrahim EL Kazaz

Student, Istanbul Bilgi University


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Which is more contagious? The smile or the frown?

What really gets around, who is more powerful the optimist or the pessimist? I wanted to know what TED community thinks about positivity and negativity and is there truly any power in them or does it only depend on the person who carries the smile or the frown. If u walk around with a determined smile on your face will u get as many smiles back as the frowns u would get with a determined frown on your face? I just wanted some discussion, that my even be connected to the lord of the flies concept of innate Evil, or are we purely good?


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  • Aug 2 2012: I'm so happy to see that more and more people are realizing the power of smile and it's becoming a habit for me to smile to myself and others .
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      Aug 2 2012: It is a GREAT habit Andrew! And we KNOW that smiling/laughing is good medicine. It actually releases endorphins in the brain which are healing, and reduce pain.

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