do we really laugh less as we grow older?

@cylle_06 (233)
Philippines
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?
8 responses
@mzz663 (2775)
• United States
15 Apr 13
If I had something to laugh about all day long, I would do it. Sometimes I find all kinds of things to make me laugh, I tell jokes, I act silly and make others laugh. I think it's a great way to relieve the stress of every day.
@cylle_06 (233)
• Philippines
16 Apr 13
yes it is. i love your way of coping with stress. it's really good. and laughing is like a cure. it releases the negativity in our bodies..hahaha..
@ihopper (97)
• Philippines
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. :)
@cylle_06 (233)
• Philippines
14 Apr 13
yes.. me too.. and there are really a lot of factors on why we can't smile as often as we can too. pressure form work, school, family, finances. ooohhh...really a headache..hahaha
@grvdubey11 (1882)
• India
13 Apr 13
When you are engaged in something and have a busy schedule or you have work pressure, you will find much less time for everything including laughing.However laughing has lot to do with nature of a person too.Best wishes.
@cylle_06 (233)
• Philippines
14 Apr 13
it has. maybe you haven't seen yet the difference when you smile more and frown less. Life less serious ei..
@eagletrek2 (5148)
• 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.
@cylle_06 (233)
• Philippines
14 Apr 13
you're definitely right. it all just depends on us and not on those fun facts.
@airasheila (5459)
• Philippines
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....
@cylle_06 (233)
• Philippines
14 Apr 13
haha..yes...we can exercise a lot of our facial muscles if we just smile. it's not hard so just always do that
@BabyCheetah (1913)
• Australia
13 Apr 13
Kids laugh at almost anything that's why. I don't get what they find so funny anymore which sucks but I try to watch things that make me laugh. Laughing is actually good for your health we just need to find more things that make us laugh too
@cylle_06 (233)
• Philippines
13 Apr 13
as they say, "laughter is the best medicine." haha..and it sure is. :D
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
12 Apr 13
No, my childhood was not good and I did not laugh a great deal but I am old now and laugh more than ever. Laughter is also a way of coping through the bad times too. I laugh more now - not less
@cylle_06 (233)
• Philippines
13 Apr 13
that's really great to hear and i am so happy for you ma'am. well maybe i can say that what i have posted is not for everyone. of course, it is just my opinion and point of view. just keep laughing and smiling. always stay happy. :)
@subhojit10 (7384)
• India
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.
@cylle_06 (233)
• Philippines
13 Apr 13
yes.. and that doesn't mean we're not happy. maybe we're so serious outside, but actually, we're smiling or laughing out loud inside. :D