isn't always what you get.
I was wondering about something that has always bothered me today. Maybe, because I have one of those faces that expresses everything that I am feeling. I should be a better poker player, but I really don't want to. Reading people has always been a gift for me. I haven't been fooled very often. I actually think that 55% of people know when others are being sincere in their facial expressions. We basically go along with the other person's outward expression, even if we know in our gut if it is true or not. Why do we do this? Why couldn't we just say something like "hey, I know you are smiling, but the evil eye that is behind it doesn't seem to match up." Laughing also has a few clues in it. I remember when I was 12ish or so and my three brothers were sitting around the kitchen table with me telling me I needed to change how I laughed.
"What?" I said. "But, why?"
I remember the word HYENA for some reason coming in there. Well, I did change it somewhere during my life, but I hate to say it now resembles more of a horse's whinny. But, it is an honest, spontaneous, whinny.
To quote a line from the movie "French Kiss," with Meg Ryan -
"Happy, sad, smile, frown," "Use the corresponding face for the corresponding emotion!"
Below is a favorite photograph of mine. Make sure you take a good look at the horse on the left. What do you see? Now, take a look at the same horse's reflection on the right.
What's on the outside, isn't always what's on the inside.
I bet, the next time someone gives you a fake smile, and a stereo-typical rehearsed laugh, you will think of this photograph!
whinny, whinny, whinny.... ;)
Photo taken at Ilene Boorman's www.Bridlecreekfarm.com