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is smiling the result of feeling good and being healthy, or can you really smile when you are sick and ill and not feeling well?

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Dr. Jonathan Nehrer
35 years experience Child Psychiatry
It depends: Yes healthy people smile more than sick people. Take the average person, they will smile more on a usual day when they are well than on an average day when they are sick. However, some people with very serious illness can look on the bright side and say I am glad to still be alive and able to do or see whatever they look forward too. My daughter's wedding or someting else.
Answered on Oct 14, 2016
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