People laugh less as an adult

@rifnee (1713)
Indonesia
July 21, 2011 8:41am CST
People laugh less as an adult, because you're rarely surprised or adults stay back more? New things so often lead to laughter. This is the so-called surprise factor.
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@adnileb (5035)
• Philippines
21 Jul 11
Laughter is the best medicine. And as we grow older, we should laugh more often as this helps our mind and spirit feel younger by heart. In this case, worries would be lessened and we won't be getting too much wrinkles.
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@Wizzywig (7859)
22 Jul 11
I think that, as adults, we laugh as a coping mechanism against worries and stress. It is a release. If I make light of my worries in public, I feel that things are not so bad even when I'm alone. Perhaps we just laugh in different circumstances as we age?
@Wizzywig (7859)
22 Jul 11
We do not stop laughing because we get old - we get old because we stop laughing
@raj_gupta (312)
• India
21 Jul 11
I agree to all those reasons and would like to add one more. Adults seem to be preoccupied at times. There is a lot that goes on in a mind and you may just lost a few light moments thinking about something while attending something else. Adults even have to take care of others feeling as well and can't laugh out loud on someone's misery while kids are free to laugh as and when they feel like.
• Indonesia
21 Jul 11
Just because you laugh rare does not mean that you feel less joy. With age it's harder to be surprised that you get to know a few new things that lead to your so-called surprise factor. It is similar to the fear. With age it is fearful, because you are aware of the dangers is much more. Small children will not hesitate to run along a wall, an adult is catapulted to weigh the pros and cons.
@gengeni (3308)
• Indonesia
21 Jul 11
As an adult you torture the daily concerns: child, labor, tax office, stress, lack of sleep, ... . Thus, a "primary frustration" is often easily available and already it may be difficult to cross the threshold to be cheerful. As a child / teenager has "it" just not as many worries and can enjoy life more easily. (In 2011, the unemployment threatens to end me every day and drive 106km each way, with already-known expansion of the A7 north, how am I supposed to have a chance to reduce my long distance relationship