Fake it ’til you make it!
Last year, The Onion published a brief article entitled “Study: Pretending Everything’s Okay Works“. If you’re familiar with The Onion, you probably know where that article is headed without even reading it. If not, let me give you the scoop.
The Onion is to print news what The Daily Show and The Colbert Report are to televised news. In other words, it’s satire. It’s written like real news, but it’s just for laughs. The article explained that scientists from Harvard’s Department of Psychology had recently completed a study which revealed that acting like everything is okay will ultimately make everything better.
Here’s a quick excerpt:
“Even when everything is coming apart at the seams and disaster is almost certainly imminent, putting up a good front for friends and loved ones makes everything better,” said Professor Christine Wanamaker, who explained that smiling a lot and evasive answers were usually enough to get…
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