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...Weep, and you weep alone.
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About 20 minutes ago I was browsing imgur, when I happened upon a clever comment that got me laughing.

Laughing so hard in fact, that tears began rolling down my face.

Strange to think that tears, often associated with sadness, can present when mirth and happiness is at its height. Probably just perspective thing but got me thinking.


Why tears when we laugh heartily?


Apparently the answer is, we still don't really know why, other than tears present at the height of emotional response. Whether positive or negative. The laugh and tear sharing a mystery within Mankind.


I stumbled on an article I thought I would share which really delves into the real physical/mental/social benefits of laughter.

Laughter is the Best Medicine

Humor is infectious. The sound of roaring laughter is far more contagious than any cough, sniffle, or sneeze. When laughter is shared, it binds people together and increases happiness and intimacy. Laughter also triggers healthy physical changes in the body. Humor and laughter strengthen your immune system, boost your energy, diminish pain, and protect you from the damaging effects of stress. Best of all, this priceless medicine is fun, free, and easy to use.

Laughter is a powerful antidote to stress, pain, and conflict. Nothing works faster or more dependably to bring your mind and body back into balance than a good laugh. Humor lightens your burdens, inspires hopes, connects you to others, and keeps you grounded, focused, and alert.

With so much power to heal and renew, the ability to laugh easily and frequently is a tremendous resource for surmounting problems, enhancing your relationships, and supporting both physical and emotional health.



Laughter is good for your health

Laughter relaxes the whole body. A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after.

Laughter boosts the immune system. Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease.

Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain.

Laughter protects the heart. Laughter improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow, which can help protect you against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems.

[link to www.helpguide.org]


I think Data said it best...


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@2:11
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The link between laughter and mental health

Laughter dissolves distressing emotions. You can’t feel anxious, angry, or sad when you’re laughing.

Laughter helps you relax and recharge. It reduces stress and increases energy, enabling you to stay focused and accomplish more.

Humor shifts perspective, allowing you to see situations in a more realistic, less threatening light. A humorous perspective creates psychological distance, which can help you avoid feeling overwhelmed.

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my dad always ended that with ...Cry...and the world laughs at you.

Hm. Everybody's different I guess.
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Shared laughter is one of the most effective tools for keeping relationships fresh and exciting. All emotional sharing builds strong and lasting relationship bonds, but sharing laughter and play also adds joy, vitality, and resilience. And humor is a powerful and effective way to heal resentments, disagreements, and hurts. Laughter unites people during difficult times.

Incorporating more humor and play into your daily interactions can improve the quality of your love relationships— as well as your connections with co-workers, family members, and friends.

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@ lol
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my dad always ended that with ...Cry...and the world laughs at you.

Hm. Everybody's different I guess.
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Your dad was a clever guy.

Imitate then innovate...

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@ lol
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. . . "A TIME TO LAUGH, AND A TIME TO MOURN." . . . ISAAC OF LAUGHTER . . . BOO HOO WHO ? . . . "THERE SHALL BE WAILING AND GNASHING OF TEETH . . . WHEN YOU SEE ISAAC . . . AND YOU . . . YOURSELF . . . THRUST OUT." hf
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ha ha ha ha ha ha haaa! ah ha ha ha ha ha ah. ah my heart, ma chest. Doctor dont just stand there laughing. Do something!

Morphine> check

defibrilator> check

Clear. Just gimme scalpal.

Scalpal. What for?

Im gonna give you a smile for the rest of your life!





Lol. Sorry Seer. Well done beautiful girl. hf
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. . . "A TIME TO LAUGH, AND A TIME TO MOURN." . . . ISAAC OF LAUGHTER . . . BOO HOO WHO ? . . . "THERE SHALL BE WAILING AND GNASHING OF TEETH . . . WHEN YOU SEE ISAAC . . . AND YOU . . . YOURSELF . . . THRUST OUT." hf
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 970968


Hmmm.

Hopefully, far more laughter than mourning. Grief is on the opposite end. There is little laughter there. But laughter can pierce it.

Probably why it is so horrible. Tears are found there as well, but FAR different in nature.

I mentioned in another thread...

This train wreck of thought is proof positive that the Internet has utterly destroyed all following generations....people read a few conspiracy website and think they have existence all figured out.....forget about the millions of words written by philosophers and people who spent there lives dedicated to observing people and thinking about it....what do they know....a few hours on GLP and boom....life solved...NWO conspiracy with the eye of Horace a a penial gland from reptilian underground bases...brains are fried...no hope for this generation....I'm out.peace
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lol.

You have to see the humor in it.

Rather recognized that Life is both comedy and tragedy.

ImagineLife
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You can edit my post. Its fine hf
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ha ha ha ha ha ha haaa! ah ha ha ha ha ha ah. ah my heart, ma chest. Doctor dont just stand there laughing. Do something!

Morphine> check

defibrilator> check

Clear. Just gimme scalpal.

Scalpal. What for?

Im gonna give you a smile for the rest of your life!





Lol. Sorry Seer. Well done beautiful girl. hf
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Thank you. :)


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ha ha ha ha ha ha haaa! ah ha ha ha ha ha ah. ah my heart, ma chest. Doctor dont just stand there laughing. Do something!

Morphine> check

defibrilator> check

Clear. Just gimme scalpal.

Scalpal. What for?

Im gonna give you a smile for the rest of your life!





Lol. Sorry Seer. Well done beautiful girl. hf
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Thank you. :)


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peace
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This is so true. I regularly lmao at Roman's antics. He did one of these today when he saw his shadow on the deck.
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Bringing more humor and laughter into your life

Most of us have experienced the joy of playing with a furry friend, and pets are a rewarding way to bring more laughter and joy into your life. But did you know that having a pet is good for your mental and physical health? Studies show that pets can protect you from depression, stress, and even heart disease.
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Who 1 stars a thread about laughter? Lighten UP.

GLP has been around for over a decade. Closing on 2? Doomjuckies eventually learn their fix comes not, most the time.



Developing your sense of humor: Take yourself less seriously

One essential characteristic that helps us laugh is not taking ourselves too seriously. We’ve all known the classic tight-jawed sourpuss who takes everything with deathly seriousness and never laughs at anything. No fun there!

Some events are clearly sad and not occasions for laughter. But most events in life don’t carry an overwhelming sense of either sadness or delight. They fall into the gray zone of ordinary life–giving you the choice to laugh or not.

Attempt to laugh at situations rather than bemoan them. Look for the humor in a bad situation, and uncover the irony and absurdity of life. This will help improve your mood and the mood of those around you.

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Speaking of 1 stars..Have you taken notice of new threads getting 5 stars? Im guessing you have just as I
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Shared laughter is one of the most effective tools for keeping relationships fresh and exciting. All emotional sharing builds strong and lasting relationship bonds, but sharing laughter and play also adds joy, vitality, and resilience. And humor is a powerful and effective way to heal resentments, disagreements, and hurts. Laughter unites people during difficult times.

Incorporating more humor and play into your daily interactions can improve the quality of your love relationships— as well as your connections with co-workers, family members, and friends.

[link to www.helpguide.org]


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Laughter is a divine aspect, most would think this odd but where would we be without it :)

As for tears of joy, the heart is like a well, when your well is full up it overflows and the feelings can be intense, it all goes back far, and deep :)
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Ya you can over do it too, some people laugh at anything thats not even remotely funny.
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Speaking of 1 stars..Have you taken notice of new threads getting 5 stars? Im guessing you have just as I
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Sure.

GLP is a ready made audience. How the Collective leans, changes from day to the next. Some weeks are really dark. Some are light.

Attitude, like the pendulum, ever swings.
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Shared laughter is one of the most effective tools for keeping relationships fresh and exciting. All emotional sharing builds strong and lasting relationship bonds, but sharing laughter and play also adds joy, vitality, and resilience. And humor is a powerful and effective way to heal resentments, disagreements, and hurts. Laughter unites people during difficult times.

Incorporating more humor and play into your daily interactions can improve the quality of your love relationships— as well as your connections with co-workers, family members, and friends.

[link to www.helpguide.org]


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Laughter is a divine aspect, most would think this odd but where would we be without it :)

As for tears of joy, the heart is like a well, when your well is full up it overflows and the feelings can be intense, it all goes back far, and deep :)
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Hello my friend. :)

Nicely said and makes sense. While laughing uncontrollably at the clever comment I mentioned earlier, I noticed it sound a lot like crying. Shortly after the tears of laughter, started. One big one, from each eye.

Not sure why I was observing myself laugh like I was, but here we are.
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Ya you can over do it too, some people laugh at anything thats not even remotely funny.
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There are certainly tastes in laughter, like music, which adds to its mystery.

Something one would find offensive, another will find hilarious. I think it says a lot about people in general.
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Shared laughter is one of the most effective tools for keeping relationships fresh and exciting. All emotional sharing builds strong and lasting relationship bonds, but sharing laughter and play also adds joy, vitality, and resilience. And humor is a powerful and effective way to heal resentments, disagreements, and hurts. Laughter unites people during difficult times.

Incorporating more humor and play into your daily interactions can improve the quality of your love relationships— as well as your connections with co-workers, family members, and friends.

[link to www.helpguide.org]


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Laughter is a divine aspect, most would think this odd but where would we be without it :)

As for tears of joy, the heart is like a well, when your well is full up it overflows and the feelings can be intense, it all goes back far, and deep :)
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Hello my friend. :)

Nicely said and makes sense. While laughing uncontrollably at the clever comment I mentioned earlier, I noticed it sound a lot like crying. Shortly after the tears of laughter, started. One big one, from each eye.

Not sure why I was observing myself laugh like I was, but here we are.
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Hello :)
Maybe something came up to be released :)

On a similar note, that vision you have of the little girl in the back of your sat smiling and singing, go into a quiet space maybe, put your hand on your heart and look at it again, then ask your heart who is this child.
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Shared laughter is one of the most effective tools for keeping relationships fresh and exciting. All emotional sharing builds strong and lasting relationship bonds, but sharing laughter and play also adds joy, vitality, and resilience. And humor is a powerful and effective way to heal resentments, disagreements, and hurts. Laughter unites people during difficult times.

Incorporating more humor and play into your daily interactions can improve the quality of your love relationships— as well as your connections with co-workers, family members, and friends.

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 Quoting: Seer777

Laughter is a divine aspect, most would think this odd but where would we be without it :)

As for tears of joy, the heart is like a well, when your well is full up it overflows and the feelings can be intense, it all goes back far, and deep :)
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 45479711



Hello my friend. :)

Nicely said and makes sense. While laughing uncontrollably at the clever comment I mentioned earlier, I noticed it sound a lot like crying. Shortly after the tears of laughter, started. One big one, from each eye.

Not sure why I was observing myself laugh like I was, but here we are.
 Quoting: Seer777

Hello :)
Maybe something came up to be released :)

On a similar note, that vision you have of the little girl in the back of your sat smiling and singing, go into a quiet space maybe, put your hand on your heart and look at it again, then ask your heart who is this child.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 45479711


Laughter is always invited. I find it much more enlightening than fear and sorrow. And in the darkest of moments, I could find it to level me.

Laughter is a Gift. As is the ability to cry.

That feels like this.

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Surround yourself with reminders to lighten up. Keep a toy on your desk or in your car. Put up a funny poster in your office. Choose a computer screensaver that makes you laugh. Frame photos of you and your family or friends having fun.

Keep things in perspective. Many things in life are beyond your control—particularly the behavior of other people. While you might think taking the weight of the world on your shoulders is admirable, in the long run it’s unrealistic, unproductive, unhealthy, and even egotistical.

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Laughter is good for your health

Laughter relaxes the whole body. A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after.

Laughter boosts the immune system. Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease.

Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain.

Laughter protects the heart. Laughter improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow, which can help protect you against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems.
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I think Data said it best...


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That's why we elected our present government. We thought the world needed a good laugh.
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That's why we elected our present government. We thought the world needed a good laugh.
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Luckily, we are allowed that here. We can make fun of our leaders to our hearts content. Not everywhere though.


Answer me this...

Name a leader in all of Human history, whom everyone would have hailed as 'The Perfect Leader'?

Is there one? Are there many? Are detractors present for each?


Circumstance befalls us all.


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