Laughter is the best medicine.
By Andrew O
January 23, 2007 8:14pm CST
Yesterday, I had the opportunity to attend a wellness seminar for 3 hours. During that period, my whole perception about being well was totally changed. I thought I understand a lot of things but actually it was the opposite. One of the most interesting part that was discussed was laughter. The presenter gave such a good understanding of why we need to laugh more. Being happy is part of being well. It is one of the dimensions in the total wellness circle. I would like to discuss ways we can make laughter part of our life. Be it a daily affair, etc, we still need effort to make laughter possible. I am sure many of us have ways how we can make ourself to laugh. I mean spontaneous and not the artificial type.
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24 Jan 07
You are so correct. We all need to laugh a little more and this world would be a much better place. Usually just bringing to mind some silly little memory can make me laugh, something I did as a child or something my sister did while we were growing up. Often I will remember crazy things my kids have done and although I didn't laugh at the time, I certainly do now. Great post!
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24 Jan 07
Yes, your method is good. I now want to keep laughing and laughing and just need more ways to do so. Since yesterday, I woke up this morning with one thing in mind - let my day start and end with laughter. Keep doing it and I'll grow younger each day. I mean my biological age.
23 Feb 07
I have never laugh much for the past 20 years. Nothing interesting or hilarious seemed to come my way. After reading what you mentioned, I think I have to take the positive step to create laughter in my life. I appreciate your post because I did learn a new thing.
24 Jan 07
I grew up with the notion that laughing is healthy. That was in the fifties, apparently it wasn't a bad notion. It seems logical, when you laugh, you feel good, when you feel good, you feel happy and healthy. Only thing is: you cannot laugh "on command" like taking a pill three days before your meal. So we have to look around and find the things that make you smile (a good start) and possibly make you laugh. One of the healthy ways to laugh is laughing about yourself, I think. Not only healthy, but also very effective to keep your ego under control and be a more pleasant person. People that take themselves so very seriously, are usually a bore... and/or pompous as well. So my suggestion: start with yourself. Then it will be much easier to see the things around you in a perspective that brings on the smile and the laughter.
• United States
24 Jan 07
How to make yourself laugh spontaneously - read the comic section in the paper, watch comedies on TV, tapes, dvds etc., watch people - people are hilarious and they do the dumbest things, watch pets and other animals - like people they can really surprise you and get a laugh, hang out with kids - they love to laugh and giggle and that will get you going too.