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The importance of laughter

Discussion in 'Snippets of Life (Non-Fiction)' started by vidyacvn, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. vidyacvn

    vidyacvn Silver IL'ite

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    Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.
    Mark Twain

    I am a great fan of Mark Twain and I love reading his quotes, specially when I feel low or lonely. The power of his language is immense. Today, I read the quote above and I felt it is so true. Many years back, laughter was part of life. people laughed often or at least occasionally. Nowadays, laughter is rare in many peoples lives. Tension and stress have taken the place of laughter. People are tense all the time, about work, about money, about success, achievement. Where is the reason or time to laugh? All of us realise the value of laughter. We all know that it is the instant solution to stress and tension. Yet, we do not try it as often as we should. In the midst of all our stress and work, I think we should take a 2 minute break every now and then to read a good joke and laugh out all the built up stress and tension. Doing so will get rid of our stress and also help us think and work better. And as Mark Twain says, noting NOTHING can bring us down if we learn to laugh every now and then. Shall we try doing this everyday and make our own lives better? After all, science too has confirmed that "laughter is the best medicine"
     
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    Aspire Gold IL'ite

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    Laughter is a good release from any tension that we build-up within us.

    But, I have always wondered does other creatures on earth also laugh?
     
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    vidyacvn Silver IL'ite

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    I dont think other creatures laugh. Man is the only creature endowed with this special quality and I think we should use it to the best of our ability
     
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    satchitananda Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Hi Vidya,

    I completely agree with you. Even when troubles are constantly knocking at our door, we need to be able to laugh at them in the face. It not helps us retain our sanity intact, but also make the troubles hang their heads down, tuck in their tails and slink away sadly. :-D And on that note, here is something to make you laugh.

    [video]http://youtu.be/GMuZdN84PJg[/video]
     
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    Arunarc Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Hi Vidya
    It is so true now a days becoz of stress hectic life they have forgotten to laugh. Or you can say no time to joke around or have fun around.
    But I always have a few friends who love to chat and make fun and laugh, even thoug we are all alone at home. It is not important that we need to have a senseable laugh something silly is important. Whatever age you are laughing loosens your nerves and helps you to be more active.
     
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    kkrish Finest Post Winner

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    Hi Vidya
    A very serious post on the need to laugh, huh? :) just kidding.

    I frequently visit the messages and jokes forum and read the jokes thread there. It is really helps me lighten up.

    Very true that we shold laugh more. Problems will always be there in some form or the other. We should learn to forget them for a few minutes and laugh about them too; then they become not so hard to solve problems.
    Good one.
     
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    vidyacvn Silver IL'ite

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    wow well said and thanks for the lovely video of the baby laughing. Laughter is so contagious. cant help laughing when someone else laughs.
     
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    vidyacvn Silver IL'ite

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    great that u have such good friends
     
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    vidyacvn Silver IL'ite

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    I too try to cheer myself up by reading jokes. a really good way to get rid of a lot of tension
     

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