Whether you are deciding whether to do business with someone, or to develop a personal relationship, or how to evaluate someone in the public arena, I suggest you consider this one simple question: Can you imagine this person smiling?
I don’t mean a sarcastic grimace.
I don’t mean a holier-than-thou smirk.
I don’t mean a baring of the teeth sneer.
I mean an honest grin. Maybe even a chuckle. Can you imagine this person smiling at the antics of a toddler? Guffawing over a Jerry Seinfeld rerun, or, if you are of-the-moment, a Trevor Noah commentary? How about puppy videos, for godsakes? Can you imagine this person smiling guilelessly about anything?
I submit to you that if you cannot imagine such a person smiling happily and kindly, then you should run as far away from them as you can. If that person, for example, is in the public arena….say a politician perhaps…or a politician’s staff…work as hard as you can to get them out of any position of power.
A person without an honest smile is not a person you want around you or influencing your life in any way.
Now I know the world news is very scary these days, but tell me: Have you sincerely smiled or laughed lately? What about?
©2017 Margery Leveen Sher
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