How often do you smile?

@ANIME123 (2472)
United States
February 2, 2010 9:12pm CST
I tend to smile a lot especially when I'm nervous, but I don't want to smile. It just happens I don't want to smile because my supposedly vampire teeth will show and that's really embarrasing for me. I wish that I had normal nice teeth like celebrities do. I was going to get braces, but I was not approved which made me really sad and cry. So my question to you is how often do you smile???
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35 responses
• Slovenia
3 Feb 10
I smile pretty often. I'm a joyful person in general, so I'm joking around or stuff all the time. hahah you say vampire teeth? I do have my canine's kind of spikey too, but I learned to accept my teeth and smile more often no matter how my teeth looks. fake smiles for sure aren't nice, so we should learn to smile more often by heart, and not worry about how or smile looks like. it's the media and magazines that makes us think our smiles just aren't perfect enough, cause you see all celebs and stuff with perfect teeth without realizing some had their teeth repaired, so they're not all that perfect either otherwise.
@ANIME123 (2472)
• United States
4 Feb 10
You do have a point their. Okay then I will try to smile more often and make my smiles look as honest as possible. I would not like to do any fake smiles.
@prasunsam (359)
• India
3 Feb 10
With so many fake people around real smile has become a rare thing in this plastic world.We shouldn't smile just for the sake of smiling but it should come from within.And i remember a poem on this topic.
@ANIME123 (2472)
• United States
3 Feb 10
A peom on smiling how delightful. I know what you mean my friend I can always tell when he fake smiles and I don't like that.
• United States
4 Feb 10
I smile and laugh very often, and like you I don't have perfect teeth, not at all, I used to wear braces and any device that the dentists approve in order to make my teeth more straights. But strangely enough I never felt embarrassed because of my teeth, I, like you, smile when I am nervous, which I hate, I used to smile when my mother was reprimanding me, and she would get extremely furious about it because she thought that I was disrespecting her.
@arunthvf (55)
• India
4 Feb 10
laughing is good for health i always talk to people with smile. when watching some comedy scene in the television i tend to laugh and share that comedy with my friends and make a happy mood there.
• Nigeria
4 Feb 10
i smile when the need arises. in other words, its an occassional deed.
@coolcoder (2019)
• United States
3 Feb 10
Unless I'm hanging out with family or friends, I really don't like smiling. It's not that I'm ashamed of my teeth--far from it. I just don't see a whole lot to smile about if I don't find anything particularly amusing. If there's no real reason to smile, why do it? I'd rather have a true frown than a fake grin.
• Philippines
3 Feb 10
You weren't approved to have braces? Why? What's the reason??? Anyway, I only smile when there is a reason to smile... Only when I am happy Or when greeting somebody... Like to show respect and courtesy... I don't have problem with my teeth and I am thankful. If braces are not for you, maybe you can ask your dentist, what the alternative for it... ANIME123 don't get embarrassed with your teeth much, just smile and be yourself. Be happy!!! And stay Happy!
@cloud31 (5810)
3 Feb 10
I smile every 2 minutes.. hahaha, its weird but its true, i find its help to weakens up wrinkle,hehehe,I have no purpose to impress anyone while i smiled,i am blessed with nice teeth,and im so thankful it grows nicely as it is.But i suggest not to mind to much of your teeth, not everyone blessed with nice teeth and not you alone having that kind of teeth! be happy of what you have.Happy myLotting!
• United States
3 Feb 10
Don't worry about your teeth so much. Smile if you feel happy. Everyone has some type of flaw, but if you radiate warmth and love from within and this shows in your smile, then everyone will overlook your vampire teeth. Some people may even feel that vampire teeth are a turn on. You never know. Another suggestion is not to smile too much or too little. If you never smile then you are like a scrooge (ba humbug) and if you smile too much you will be considered a fool. So, smile when its appropriate. Oh yeah, yes I do smile, but try to follow the guidelines I just wrote above.
• Canada
3 Feb 10
Hi, Smiling is a beautiful thing. I believe its the seasoning that spices up our lives and makes it worth while. I look forward to smiling and laughing everyday, for the good things and the not so good things. Facing life's challenges with joy and positiveness opens your eyes to real answers, you know.......... the kind that you cant see when you're too busy whaining. Cheers
@thuhuong (828)
• United States
3 Feb 10
I smile everyday but I wouldn't say my smile is the greatest but I put in effort in smiling. I use my half smiles a lot and to many that is funny as they're wondering where the other half is. Other times, I get misunderstood for having a fake smile. Hey at least I smiled! :P I usually don't smile with my teeth but when it's so funny I will open up my mouth and allow a little air through.
@CRIVAS (1818)
• Canada
3 Feb 10
Personally I smile several times a day, then again with the wonderful daughters that I have, smiling is never a problem. I also smile a lot when my husband is home or I am talking with friends. I think that the people who smile a lot live healthier and longer lives. So don't worry about your teeth, mine are far from perfect but I still smile a lot. I hope that you have a wonderful day and happy mylotting.
@LadyBoss (253)
• United States
3 Feb 10
I smile even when Im sad sometimes Because frowning can give you wrinkles, and a smile is a nice thing too see
@Cherlove (20)
• China
3 Feb 10
I'm a person who doesn't smile a lot. But when I talk to my friend in my high school just now, I was really happy and cheerful. I just can't help smiling.Friends are people who you can trust.I smile more often thanks to them
@jhenn22 (1242)
• Philippines
3 Feb 10
i love to smile very much..i believe that smile can lightens our day. If you are fond of smiling you probably have more friends. Even if i am not in the mood, if i saw someone who smile at me then i smile back. Some of my friends ask me why i have a younger and worry free look. The reason is because i smile a lot.
• Hong Kong
3 Feb 10
I try to smile as much as i can. I smile everyday and live to the fullest... smile and smile what ever you want to everyone and in return they will smile at you.
• China
3 Feb 10
I can't understand your behaver faking smile ,I think every kind of mood,not only happy but sad must come from our heart inside,they are parts of our life,there is no need to fake your affection for any reason,i think if you want to live leisurly and really,it is essential!
@ebuscat (5947)
• Philippines
3 Feb 10
For me It's my sign of greetings to people so every time I used to smile because smile is the part of laughing and by doing that it is a good medicine.
@summer77 (415)
• Philippines
3 Feb 10
I don't usually smile. Let's say I smile when something is hilarious, I smile when I am happy, I smile when I see my friends or family or any people I know, which may be considered as a greeting. I smile when I remember how stupid I was before, I smile when I remember the craziness with old friends, I smile when I remember someone. Regarding your vampire teeth, I can say it can be a charisma or an asset of yours. I myself don't have a perfect teeth, too compared to those celebrities but as far as I noticed people look more beautiful in the eyes when they smile. And try to look at Julia Roberts, she has the biggest smile in the Hollywood that I've ever seen on T.V., and as you can notice her teeth are not that perfect, too. It is true that when you give a smile to people, it brightens up their day. I read a true story in Psychology Today magazine, there was this guy who thinks people were homing in on his crooked teeth. They call this situation as a "spotlight illusion." Realizing that other people didn't really care about his teeth was freeing so he experimented w/ smiling broadly when he met new people. When no one reacted in horror and people responded positively, he began to feel at ease with his smile. "When he become more comfortable in his own skin,he become more appealing to others." What you don't know about how others see you stated that : " If you express interest in what other say, or smile and lightly touch their arm, they will likely feel flattered, comfortable around you and even more attracted to you." :)
@mandybeau (279)
• New Zealand
3 Feb 10
I had my teeth all straightens and whitened like the Celebs do, at a young age, by a over zealous dentist, while the front row are still straight, I get so many fillings and they are backed up with amalgamum and root canal fillings, I would dearly like my Vampire teeth back, and would smile all the time. You are lucky. make the most of it those Celebs look so plasticy and false.