do you smile back if someone would smile at you? even if someone you don't know?

Philippines
September 23, 2008 6:14am CST
i am just curious how many of us smiles back at anyone who smiles on us? including those we are not familiar with. i do smile back and wonder who it was. LOL. i think it is better than not to smile back, it could be an acquaintance that we don't remember at all so it would be safe to smile than being tagged as a snob. what do you think?
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@NrgDfenZ (1810)
• Belgium
24 Sep 08
Yes I always smile back.. Even if I don't know him/her.. I always smile, I am a very happy person ^^ Have a nice day..
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• Philippines
24 Sep 08
hi there, thanks for the post. just like you i smile back too. have a great day. :)
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• Philippines
26 Sep 08
wow.. nice to hear that... just like you... i smile back... hehehe... just to be in the safe zone. my work entails meeting alot of people... which i can barely remember sometimes... so i smile and i wave back... LOL
@rj0921 (115)
• Philippines
3 Dec 08
yes. many times already. there are strangers you meet on the street and they will just smile at you. my best response would be to smile back too. and it costs nothing, smiling back can even brighten their day.
• Philippines
3 Dec 08
i agree you don't pay any amount and you feel good after doing so. thanks for the post!!!
@lol1990 (23)
• Malaysia
2 Oct 08
Yes..I do smile back.. I will smile back to he or she.. Maybe he/she will be our business partner later.. Smile also good of pur health. Somebody says that smile one time can add one year of our life.. so guyz, always smile. ~^^~
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• Philippines
2 Oct 08
hi there, i truly agree with you that it is better to smile that not to even to those you are not familiar with for you don't know you might cross paths with these people in the future. have a great day!!!
• Philippines
27 Sep 08
hi friend. i do smile back. same with you, i dont want to be a snob. maybe its a good thing to smile. it takes 24 muscles to smile and 45 muscles to frown. so smile! the best anti-aging formula.
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• Philippines
27 Sep 08
hi there friend, i totally agree with you that it is better to smile than to frown. have a great weekend. :)
@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
23 Sep 08
yes, I have done that many times. When someone smiled at me even if I don't know him/her I would definitely smile back. There are times also that I am disappointed to my friends who don't smile back when I will smile at them. It would stopped me and think... did I do something wrong? why they did not smile back? I just comfort myself alter, that maybe they are too busy to see me? or they are in a hurry to give back a smile?
• Philippines
24 Sep 08
hi there friend, i really can't think of other reasons why they didn't smile back. maybe they are just too preoccupied not to notice. have a great day!!!
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@mymelodake (1339)
• Philippines
23 Sep 08
i think that really depends on my mood. sometimes, when people i don't know smile at me, i would sort of smile back, but with a bit of confused expression. i usually do this when i'm in a good mood. when i'm in a hurry or in a bad mood though, i would just avert my eyes.
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• Philippines
24 Sep 08
hi there, well again that's natural especially if you are not on your best mood and preoccupied we tend not to acknowledge others. thanks for sharing.:)
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@eshaan (6193)
• India
23 Sep 08
There are different intentions hidden in smiles, if i find that the intention is very pure and the mind of the person is clear, i do smile...otherwise ignore..
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• Philippines
24 Sep 08
hi there, thanks for sharing your thoughts. btw, i am just curious how will one know if there is a hidden motive in a smile? please share. happy mylotting!!!
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• Philippines
23 Sep 08
Yes, I do smile back, even at people I'm not familiar with. It's like some sort of knee-jerk reaction for me, for some reason. =)
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• Philippines
24 Sep 08
hello, thanks for sharing. have a great day!!!
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• India
23 Sep 08
Some people are otherwise smiley and we found them all the time smiling. You will never find them in bad mood. It is but natural when ever some one may look at you and smile and you will respond smiling in reciprocation. As like you, in the marketing business to give a smile to the customer is the mantra.
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• Philippines
24 Sep 08
thanks for sharing you thoughts on this post. i think smiling give a positive aura and you tend to attract more people with smiles than frown. have a great day and happy mylotting!!!
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• Philippines
23 Sep 08
yeah i do. even if i don't know the person, i just assume that he/she knows me so i smile back whenever is see someone smiling at me.
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• Philippines
24 Sep 08
hi there, i do too. it is safe to smile back than now to. LOL. thnaks for the post an d happy mylotting!!!
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• United States
23 Sep 08
It's very natural for me to smile back to those who smile at me, it's a good gesture. I work in clothing retail so whenever someone smiles I must smile, and I usually smile even if they don't initiate it, you have to keep the customers happy, and if you smile, they are less likely to complain at you. Now that I have to do that at work all the time I end up thinking I am at work outside of work, and by that I mean that I initiate smiles with people I don't know, I can't help myself but to do it since I am so used to it at work haha. Well anyways, have a great day/night, and happy mylotting to you!
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• Philippines
24 Sep 08
hi there, it is nice to know that smiling becomes a habit with you. i think once you are used to it especially if you are doing it often it becomes so natural to do it most of the time. i think that really works well with the job that you have. thnaks for the post and have a great day!!!
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@shiloh_222 (5480)
• Philippines
26 Sep 08
yes i smile to strangers...be safe than sorry...i tell you... miss you friend and happy mylotting! mwah
• Philippines
27 Sep 08
hi friend. i totally agree with you. miss you too!!!
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• Philippines
27 Sep 08
and you with our field of work, we need to be friendly...and smile...right?
• Philippines
27 Sep 08
yeah friend, we should always smile and be friendly. :)
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@bamakelly (5194)
• United States
23 Sep 08
I usually like to smile back at someone. It actually makes me happy and feel like there is some positivity in the world. It shows that someone is in a good mood and could possible be a nice person. There is no sense in walking around smug. You might as well smile and enjoy the world around you.
• Philippines
24 Sep 08
hello there, i agree i agree. smiling brings out positivity and you attract good vibes as well. thanks for sharing an dhappy mylotting!!!
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@bamakelly (5194)
• United States
1 Dec 08
Thank you for award of the best response. I am happy that you like the views I have on this topic. Have a great day!
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• Philippines
1 Dec 08
you are very much welcome!!!
@sid556 (31018)
• United States
27 Sep 08
how do you not smile back? I don't care how angry or down in the dumps I am, I can't help but smile at someone who smiles back. Sometimes my smile is brighter than other times but even at my worst...someone smiling at me always gives me a little lift.
• Philippines
27 Sep 08
hi there, i agree who won't have the heart to smile back if someone is smiling. thanks for the post!!!
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