Which Is the Best Medicine: Laughter or Hugs?

@mythociate (14193)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
September 23, 2012 7:30am CST
I agree with the old saying that "Laughter is the best medicine" in that it prevents things from going wrong (at-least mentally), but Hugs will be there even when you're feeling down! So Hugs are more-versatile! What do you think?
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@else22 (4319)
• India
23 Sep 12
Sorry,I think,laughter is the best medicine.It is far more effective than hugs.For being hugged you depend upon others,but you are independent to laugh any time no matter how deeply you are hurt.Even when you are not hugged by someone else,you can normalize yourself by a hearty laughter.One thing more,hugs may be deceptive.A hug may not necessarily be a sign of love for you may get stabbed at the back while being hugged.So I think,laughter is more effective than a hug.
@else22 (4319)
• India
23 Sep 12
It's not mere philosophy,it is one of the harsh realities of life.I have been stabbed at the back in my own family by my brothers who used to hug me every now and then.I have experienced it in my own life.
@mythociate (14193)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
23 Sep 12
Doesn't make the hugs without back-stabbing that much sweeter?
@else22 (4319)
• India
24 Sep 12
In a sense,back stabbing does make hugs sweeter.Such deceptive hugs teach us volumes about life.They show us the dark side of life,but so do true hugs.True and 'honest' hugs make us aware of the fact that life has a sweet aspect as well.Thus both types of hugs save us from having a one sided view of life.They make us realize that life has both ups and downs.Both are necessary.
• United States
24 Sep 12
Can I say neither. I'm a little weird. I have to already be in a good mood to want to laugh. It is hard for me to even smile when I'm upset. and hugs? They work when I'm happy or... in the mood if you know what I meanThe best medicine for me is talking to my guy. Then I will calm down and begin to be able to laugh and be open to a hug.
@mythociate (14193)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
24 Sep 12
And what better signs of your happiness are there, than if he hears your harmonious laugh and feels the comfort of your warm embrace?
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• United States
24 Sep 12
He does say he loves to see me smile.
@mythociate (14193)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
24 Sep 12
Doubtless he remembers all the wonderful things that have happened to make you smile in the past
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@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
24 Sep 12
I truly believe that "Laughter is the best medicine" for everyone. For me there is nothing better then a good laugh. It will continue with you when you repeat the joke or share the funny story that made you laugh in the first place. Where a hug is good for the seconds its being received and then its gone. Give me a good laugh and I'm happy for the day.
@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
24 Sep 12
Who would have to fake a good laugh. I don't understand! I hear a good joke or a good funny story I'm laughing like a belly laugh. I have never faked a laugh. That is strange thing to read. Maybe I'm missing something here.
@mythociate (14193)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
24 Sep 12
I'm thinking maybe there are times you just 'decide' to laugh; maybe it's a "real" laugh, but it's not 'real' in the sense that laughter ought to be spontaneous---like you're in the middle of something "serious" and something -crazy happens
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
23 Sep 12
I guess I am selfish...I want them both. I think that it may depend on the situation as to if it is hugs or laughter that should be prescribed.
@mythociate (14193)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
24 Sep 12
You know you've got plenty of both waiting for you wherever you end-up, Ms. Hundred-out-of-Hundred!
@peavey (15769)
• United States
23 Sep 12
I think it depends on the situation. A good laugh will make anything easier, but a sincere hug now and then can, too. Someone said laughter is better because you don't depend on other people for it, but a hug that shows that someone cares is important to any human being. It's just the way we're made.
@mythociate (14193)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
23 Sep 12
Right! 'Independence' is too-often confused with 'total self-sufficiency,' which it should not be. "Everybody needs somebody sometime," and that's not just true of 'love.'
• Philippines
23 Sep 12
Why not laugh while you are hugging someone :))
@maezee (28960)
• United States
23 Sep 12
For me, laughter is more important than hugs. I am not a very "huggy" person though. But I do agree that for most people, we would go crazy without one or the other. Taking life too seriously and not having anyone to lean on is a bad way to go about living life, I would say!