August 9, 2012 at 9:24pm
Conscience got the better of me.
When we see a facial expression, the muscles in our face begin to unconsciously mimic that expression… to a lesser degree, thankfully.
When I see a person smile, the muscles in my face will start to smile too. My facial expression influences my mood, so I will become happier. This has two benefits:
1. I understand what the other person is feeling (as you cannot understand what a person is feeling unless your brain elicits a little bit of that feeling in yourself).
2. I can, in turn, make another person happy when we cross paths!