Why is Laughter the Best Medicine?
Christian Vic M. Datan
Philippine Science High School
Central Mindanao Campus
Imagine a world without laughter, with nobody smiling or feeling any happiness. Wouldn’t that be so unpleasant and boring? It seems like the world would never be the same without laughter. Even a single day would not be complete without a moment of hearty laughter. Laughter makes up much of our lives. Almost all of the happy memories that we remember are moments of hearty laughter, and these moments never fail to make us feel so much better. This is why many of us believe that laughter is really the best medicine. Ironically, laughter is so much of an infection. It spreads faster and is more contagious than any
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Laughter strengthens relationships, thus promoting group bonding, closeness, and unity. When you laugh together with your friends, it binds you together with your friends, it binds you together and makes less conflict occur in your circle of friends. Laughter also enhances the teamwork and unity of a group. When laughing together, you suggest to your mates that you are happy with them, as they are with you. As Steve Wilson, MA, CSP (n.d.) had once said, "I believe that if people can get more laughter in their lives, they are a lot better off. They might be healthier too." And Robert Provine, author of Laughter: A Scientific Investigation (2000), believes that laughter is part of a larger picture. "Laughter is social, so any health benefits might really come from being close with friends and family, and not the laughter itself.” In his own research, Provine has found that we're thirty times more likely to laugh when we're with other people than when we're alone. People who laugh a lot may just have a strong connection to the people around them. That in it might have health benefits. Laughter is indeed a great thing. Aside from making you physically healthy, laughing also boosts your soul. So why wait if you can laugh now? Besides, you won’t be in need for a prescription anymore.
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