Some consider a public yawn to be a sign of ill-breeding, poor manners, and worst of all, an inability to control oneself. Nonsense! Your yawn is actually a sign that you are deep thinker, a hard worker, and, dare we say it, a leader in your field. Here’s why:
Scientists at Princeton University postulate that yawning plays a vital role in your well-being by cooling your brain. When you start to yawn, the stretching of the jaw increases blood flow to your cranium, while in turn forcing downward flow of spinal fluid. Air breathed into the mouth during the yawn chills these fluids, like a car’s radiator cooling the engine.
So the next time you feel a yawn coming on, don’t stifle it. Don’t hide it behind a hand or elbow. Let your yawn announce itself, jaws agape, eyed clenched shut. Whatever sound that arises within the cave-like expanse of your mouth set asunder, let it echo as if it were a note ringing out from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera.
End your yawn with a satisfying sigh and a smack of the lips. Should anyone ask why you’re taking so much pleasure in the act, explain to them the science behind the activity. Of course you’re yawning! You’re simply cooling your brain off, since yours has been working overtime. Suggest to them that they’re not yawning because they don’t have as many world-changing ideas as you. Watch as they suddenly start following your lead and yawning like crazy.
You are a leader! A leader of yawns! Now isn’t that satisfying?