History StepfordSmiler / RealLife

16th Sep '16 7:18:48 PM Abodos
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* [[FriendlyPlayfulDolphin Dolphins]]. They have that "smile" on their faces regardless of their mood. Unfortunately, many people think that because of their "smiles", dolphins are nice gentle creatures. They are not.

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* Various animals have body language that ill-informed humans can mistake for happy smiles:
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[[FriendlyPlayfulDolphin Dolphins]]. They have that "smile" on their faces regardless of their mood. Unfortunately, many people think that because of their "smiles", dolphins are nice gentle creatures. They are not.not.
** Chimpanzees and other primates. People assume that, because they are so similar to humans physically, they must have identical body language. This makes people assume that human smiling is the same as primate smiling. Actually, primate "smiling" is how they bare their teeth in aggression, and that can be a sign that they're about to get violent.
** Dogs can sport a facial expression while panting that looks a lot like a human smile of happiness, even though other bodily expressions (like a tail between the legs and tucked-in ears) can indicate otherwise. Unlike the above animals, though, people are savvier about the non-mouth emotional cues due to the ubiquitous presence of dogs and the resulting familiarity humans have with them.
19th Jun '16 2:30:48 AM Kankurette
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* Many [[UsefulNotes/EnglishPremierLeague Everton]] fans see manager Roberto Martínez as one (though what type he is is unclear, exactly) due to his relentless positivity, reluctance to criticise the team or players, and describing performances as 'phenomenal' and 'showing great character', even when the team lose. When Leighton Baines, a fan favourite, claimed the team 'lacked chemistry', Martínez insisted that he had been 'misinterpreted', thereby losing what little respect he still had among the fanbase.

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* Many [[UsefulNotes/EnglishPremierLeague Everton]] fans see former manager Roberto Martínez as one (though what type he is is unclear, exactly) due to his relentless positivity, reluctance to criticise the team or players, and describing performances as 'phenomenal' and 'showing great character', even when the team lose. When Leighton Baines, a fan favourite, claimed the team 'lacked chemistry', Martínez insisted that he had been 'misinterpreted', thereby losing what little respect he still had among the fanbase.
31st May '16 2:33:05 AM Doug86
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* In a nutshell, TheRoaringTwenties could be depicted as this. Sure there are parties, [[TheFlapper liberated girls]] and illegal booze running around for [[WorldWarOne relief]], but as you can dig deeper, there's still that wartime trauma lingering on, an mask that hides closing banks, bubbling stocks, and scarce farmland, along with extremely bloody gang wars and incredible amounts of corruption if you're in Chicago. And also, take a good read about the fate of TheGreatGatsby to see what it looks like in under nine chapters.

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* In a nutshell, TheRoaringTwenties could be depicted as this. Sure there are parties, [[TheFlapper liberated girls]] and illegal booze running around for [[WorldWarOne [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI relief]], but as you can dig deeper, there's still that wartime trauma lingering on, an mask that hides closing banks, bubbling stocks, and scarce farmland, along with extremely bloody gang wars and incredible amounts of corruption if you're in Chicago. And also, take a good read about the fate of TheGreatGatsby to see what it looks like in under nine chapters.
14th May '16 11:23:08 PM nombretomado
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-->" I think people felt safe enough back then that when they were fucked up, they said so. In the 90s there were a lot of mouthy, gobby women who were in disagreement with the mainstream, and it felt to me very much like we burst through a certain glass ceiling. Now everything has fallen back down a little, and itís almost like the ''MadMen'' era, where women are supposed to be perfect. They can do their job, but they have to have children and they have to be good moms and they have to look pretty at all times and they have to be always smiling and it must be fucking exhausting."

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-->" I think people felt safe enough back then that when they were fucked up, they said so. In the 90s there were a lot of mouthy, gobby women who were in disagreement with the mainstream, and it felt to me very much like we burst through a certain glass ceiling. Now everything has fallen back down a little, and itís almost like the ''MadMen'' ''Series/MadMen'' era, where women are supposed to be perfect. They can do their job, but they have to have children and they have to be good moms and they have to look pretty at all times and they have to be always smiling and it must be fucking exhausting."
8th May '16 10:14:01 AM Kankurette
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* Many [[UsefulNotes/EnglishPremierLeague Everton]] fans see manager Roberto Martínez as one (though what type he is is unclear, exactly) due to his relentless positivity, reluctance to criticise the team or players, and describing performances as 'phenomenal' and 'showing great character', even when the team lose. When Leighton Baines, a fan favourite, claimed the team 'lacked chemistry', Martínez insisted that he had been 'misinterpreted', thereby losing what little respect he still had among the fanbase.
2nd Nov '15 7:49:02 PM Katsuhagi
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* Psychopaths are often Unstable, being superficially charming but having no real emotions.
** Many have emotions all right, just not that of empathy. Others, on the other hand, end up committing horrible crimes with the simple goal to receive some kind of emotional stimulus, which quickly becomes addictive. The term is Shallow Affect, and 'describes the psychopath's tendency for genuine emotion to be short-lived and egocentric, with an overall cold demeanor'.

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* Psychopaths are often Unstable, being superficially charming but having no real emotions.
** Many have emotions all right, just
empathy and either do not that of empathy. Others, on the other hand, respond or respond inappropriately and end up committing horrible crimes with the simple goal to receive some kind of emotional stimulus, which quickly becomes addictive. The term is Shallow Affect, and 'describes the psychopath's tendency for genuine emotion to be short-lived and egocentric, with an overall cold demeanor'.
16th Oct '15 1:22:08 PM StevieC
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*** Barbara Ehrenreich talks in depth about this aspect of the positive-thinking movement in her book ''Bright Sided.''

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*** Barbara Ehrenreich talks in depth about this aspect these negative aspects of the positive-thinking movement in her book ''Bright Sided.''Sided'', specifically, [[WhatTheHellHero directing attention to how cruel and callous it is]] to expect people who are at an all-time low point in their lives to act happy about it, going so far as to point out how it was a hallmark of propaganda in a lot of totalitarian dictatorships, including the Soviet Union, among others, and how cruel it is to tell people who are depressed that they have only themselves to blame for it.
7th Sep '15 6:36:47 PM nombretomado
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** There are dangers in breaking the facade. The story goes that [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herb_Morrison the broadcaster who broke into tears]] when the ''{{Hindenburg}}'' blew up (the "Oh the humanity!" guy) lost his job for his "unprofessional behavior".

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** There are dangers in breaking the facade. The story goes that [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herb_Morrison the broadcaster who broke into tears]] when the ''{{Hindenburg}}'' UsefulNotes/TheHindenburg blew up (the "Oh the humanity!" guy) lost his job for his "unprofessional behavior".
1st Sep '15 6:05:40 PM R1ck
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* A "stiff upper lip" is in a way the English equivalent of this.
** Except that's less of a "must be happy all the time" and closer to a "well, musn't grumble" which is similar but has its own, clear distinctions.
1st Sep '15 6:04:06 PM R1ck
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* Are you a teenager/in your twenties and work in Fast food or Chain stores? Chances are, unless you're a [[ThePollyanna Pollyanna]], you're Depressed or Unstable when at work.
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