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The Power of Laughter and a Deeper sense of Happiness!

"In order to understand the nature of a man, it is necessary to get rid of the conventional concept of him. In trying to get rid of this idea, there are no means more effective than laughter and humour."

-Eugene Lonesco , French Theatre Playwright, novelist and poet.



Why did he say that? Why does he say that laughter is the best way to understand a person?


Laughter in this context means being able to rid yourself of your own seriousness, ego and pride. Because when you are laughing with someone or at something, you see it from another perspective for a brief moment when you were looking at it seriously.


Laughter has this unique ability to send you back in time. When you are laughing, all your objectives and goals do not matter anymore. When the laughter settles in, it is just you who matters at that moment.


Laughter can bring people together. It is not just something that happens when you are happy, but it also brings people to happiness.


Laughter can be the medicine of depression. Laughter is good at turning you into a different person because once you laugh about it or even when someone laughs for you, your mind starts to see things differently.


Humour helps us in accepting things that we cannot control. If you are able to laugh at yourself, then you acknowledge the fact that there are some things in life that are beyond your control and acceptance of them will help you live your life with peace.



About the science behind Laughter


As humans, we are genetically programmed to laugh. We cannot control ourselves when we start laughing at something funny because it is a natural reaction from our body and mind. Even animals have been observed to laugh with each other by making sounds similar to how humans laugh.


Laughter releases Dopamine in the brain, which helps you feel more positive when you are in a negative mental state. This hormone is produced naturally when your body feels good. It is what makes us feel alive and it gives us the ability to sleep well at night.


Laughter sends benefits to many organs in our body. When we laugh, our lungs, heart and diaphragm muscles operate better than when we are not laughing. It also relieves stress, which helps us live better lives.



Is Laughter the best medicine?


Yes; laughter is definitely one of the best medicines for your mind and body. When you laugh, you feel good mentally, emotionally and physically because it releases hormones like endorphins that make you feel alive and also reduces stress.


Laughter is the shortest path between two people. When you laugh with someone, it brings you closer to that person than any other means that may be the reason why laughing out loud is considered rude in some places.


It acts as a medicine for various diseases like stress, high blood pressure etc. Laughter can also act as an exercise for your muscles and organs, which improves their functionality.


Laughter is the best way to attract others towards you because when you laugh with them, it shows that you are enjoying yourself. When people see this positive change in you, they will definitely be attracted towards you.



Why does laughter act as a medicine?


There are several benefits of laughter:


  • When you laugh, your body releases endorphins, dopamine and serotonin that reduces stress and boosts self-esteem which in turn helps to fight depression. Excessive stress is one of the causes of many disorders like high blood pressure etc.

  • Laughter also helps to lower heart rate and blood pressure thus improving health. It is a great exercise for the body because it helps to pump blood in your body that then brings oxygen to various parts of your body.

  • Laughter keeps you energetic which is why most people with a good sense of humour are usually very active.

  • Laughter is contagious, which makes it easy to spread happiness through different channels. It is also an important part of communication which makes it easier for two people to connect with each other.

  • Participating in laughter therapy improves the immune system and reduces pain associated with various diseases like arthritis, cancer etc. Laughing is also said to make you look younger by reducing fine lines and wrinkles due to the muscle movement around your eyes and mouth.

  • Laughter can be used as a tool to attract people towards you. If you are able to laugh at yourself and others, then it is an indication that you have a good sense of humour and this makes you more attractive than those who cannot laugh at themselves.

  • Laughter relieves stress and provides relaxation which thus helps in reducing the risk of heart attacks and stroke. It also helps in better blood circulation due to increased oxygen intake.

  • Laughter is the best medicine for your body and mind because it makes you feel alive, reduces stress and brings you closer to other people. It improves both physical and mental health which is why laughter should always be encouraged through various medias like watching comedy movies etc. everywhere possible.


Finally, laughter is contagious which makes it easier for people to be happy. As they say, laughter is the best medicine and that is an understatement because this amazing gift from God helps your body and mind feel alive and also reduces stress.


So why not spread happiness through Laughter Therapy? Use humour to attract others towards you and try to laugh whenever possible because it is definitely an excellent means to connect with people.


 

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