Laughter, the act of making the sounds that show someone is happy or amused. Human beings love to laugh, ranging from babies to old ages. Humans love to laugh so much that there are actually industries built around laughter. Me, myself love to laugh too. I laugh a lot that sometimes I laugh at myself for laughing too much. Why is that people laugh actually? I mean, is there any benefit from laughing?
Yes, there are a lot of benefits of laughing. First and foremost, laughing strengthens relationship. There is one saying, “Laughing with others is more powerful than laughing alone” which means laughing with a group of people brings a lot more benefits than laughing alone. When laughter is shared, it binds people together and increases happiness and intimacy. When someone laughs, his laughter can induce other people to laugh too. This creates a positive bond with one another. Also, this leads to a strong buffer against disagreement and disappointment.
“Laughter is the best medicine”. Laughter triggers healthy physical and mental changes in the body. Laughter decreases pain and relaxes your muscles. For example, when you go to visit your friends or relatives who are sick at the hospital, try to make jokes and bring humors into your conversation instead of making sad faces and all the negative things. When they laugh, for a few moments, they will forget about their pain and that they are actually staying in the hospital. Laughter also relieves stress, improves moods and enhances resilience. I, as a student and a teenager, stress is a common phenomenon due to home works, assignments and friendship because teenagers really like to just have fun. Plus, staying away from my family makes me feel lonely. Therefore, in order to decrease the level of stress and loneliness, I laugh, laugh and laugh. Laughing is very helpful. When I make mistakes, I will also laugh at myself because some said that the best way to take yourself less seriously is to talk about times when you took yourself too seriously, and then laugh.
I am very sure that you guys know about 9gag and Just For Laughs. Those two are the examples of funny pages and funny TV shows that make you laugh when you read and watch them. There are also movies and series such as Mr Bean, Spongebob Squarepants and The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron. Furthermore, in creating opportunities to laugh, you can do something silly like dancing while you are walking, make pranks on your friends and make funny faces.
In short, you’ve just got to laugh. I know that you love to laugh, don’t hide your strong feeling in laughter, just laugh out loud. Some people might say that people who enjoy laughing so much are actually full of sadness at the inside. Well, who cares? People can say what they want to say, aloud, just care about yourself. It is enough that you know laughter is the best medicine. It is not that you want to hide tour sadness, but you want to cure your sadness.