Sunday, March 05, 2006

Give Those 3 Muscles A Break

Smiling takes 3 muscles and frowning takes like 87, or so the saying goes - roughly - and thus we are supposed to smile. Only.

Amber and I, as well as other bloggers, have commented on our discomfort with being told to smile by perfect strangers in the street as we go about our business. Today, this chron article discusses the American culture of cheerfulness and why it isn't necessarily the global norm, why it is the appropriate capitalist emotion, and why, perhpas, it kinda sucks.

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