Friday, August 7, 2009

Never thought about it before

But why is it that no matter the culture or the language someone speaks a smile is the same to all people? Everybody across the whole planet recognizes a smile and knows that the smiler is happy. Laughter too is the same all of the planet even if the humor behind it is different. Everything else about cultures and languages might be different but laughter and a smile are universally known. People from different cultures might not know how to respond to these cues depending on the situation but they would at least recognize. Or at least it seems that way to mean. But what do I know, I've never left the comfort of my own culture before.

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