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Afshin Ommi

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Why do we usually smile for pictures?

Why do we usually smile in our pictures? We are just walking around and talking and ... suddenly when the camera comes up we all become so happy! Does it have something to do with the camera, Is it because the camera is a funny thing?
And when the camera thing finished, as if nothing has happend, we become as dull as before!
Can someone please explain, What's happening here?!!

Topics: little things
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    Mar 13 2013: In the old days long exposure time and poor dental health were reasons not to smile. Today we do not have that problem. We smile as a rule to expose our best image to all that see it. If you are frowning people would say who is the grumpy gus on the left. A bright smile may say I bet she is a lot of fun I would like to hang with a person like that. It is a way of being liked in your absence. That is very important to the ego.
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      Mar 13 2013: That is a good point. I thought when we are happy the smile comes up itself, not we smile to show that we are happy.
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        Mar 13 2013: Take it one step further Afshin.....smiling may help CREATE more happiness/contentment. Sometimes, if I'm feeling "down", I look at myself in the mirror and smile, or laugh......it helps me feel better....smiling and laughing is good medicine:>)

        "Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused"

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