do we really laugh less as we grow older?
April 12, 2013 12:11pm CST
i have once read a fun-fact which states that a baby/kid laughs at an average of 20 or more times a day while an adult laughs at an average of 2-3 times a day. a kid has less worries, almost like no problem at all. they don't have any idea about dues, debts, tuition fees, rents, bills, etc. life is just about playing and exploring. i sometimes wish i'm a kid again. hahaha... on the other hand, an adult has a lot of responsibilities. there are just a thousand things to think about. and those are the big factors why an adult laughs less. do you agree with me?
14 Apr 13
I have never given this much thought. But now that I think about it, it really does feel like I laughed more when I was a child. I guess when we grow older we get caught up in things like competition, pressure, jobs, school work. I guess reality really starts to creep in. As a child, I never had to worry about any of these things. I didn't even bother about them. I don't even know if I knew they existed. But I suppose we still have to try to be as happy as we can. :)
• Kingston, New York
13 Apr 13
Hi there a lot of fact out there surveys out there.but the heck with them.I say it depends who are your firends and the people you work with.there all ways a way to find some one to laugh.even as adults we get are stuff that needs to done then it time for fun. ok have a good day.
13 Apr 13
good day to you cylle_06, many people says, that it is really true, that, older people laugh less than what the kids does. well, maybe this is due to the situation that older people handles. but, i guess, older people should not laugh less instead they should just maintain what is a must. after all, laughing is still the best medicine to take. thus, there are only few muscles needed to smile wherein it requires a lot of muscle to frown. so why loosing those muscle, yet it is better to smile, isn't it....
12 Apr 13
Well yes i agree to you on this that our laughter reduces with age and there is no scientific reasons behind this, it is just that our responsibilities increases that tends to take a toll on us that leaves us very less time to smile but that does not mean that we wont smile, we have to smile every time.