When women used to be depressed or were not “taking care of their men” properly their husbands could send them to the psych ward for attitude adjustments. This was part of conditioning them to always wear a smile. They believed that if a woman saw herself smiling that it would become natural practice and that she would be “cured”. This often went along with shock therapies.
The Smile Club was started to counteract a suicide craze in the 30’s. It caught on and the organizers taught the Roosevelt smile, the Mona Lisa smile, the Clark Gable smile, the Dick Powell smile, the Loretta Young smile, and various other types, due to difficulty level.
Basically, the song “Gloomy Sunday” came out and people blamed the song for the jump in suicides…
So, yeah. Get the hell off your soapboxes and open a google search engine once in a while.
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