We all have that friend that uses words like “pedantic” and “palatial.” No joke – one of my roommates used the term “palatial” to describe the massive Manhattan apartment she lived in before the tiny Brooklyn abode to which we were cast.
Smiling for no reason has been scientifically linked to happiness. Even when there is absolutely no reason to be happy, smiling releases hormones like dopamine and serotonin which make you feel better. So unless you have been dumped within the past 24 hours or by charging your cheap dinner on your credit card, you have consequently maxed it out – things could probably be a lot worse. Look at you – you apparently have an internet connection and sufficient time in the day to read for leisure. Those should elicit at least a half-smile.
3. A sense of humor
Nobody will think you’re funny…
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