16. Science

Laughter – it’s essential, isn’t it? I feel that I’m not really living well if I’ve spent too many days not laughing. Some scientific studies even claim that laughter is an important element in maintaining one’s own physiological health. And based on my own experience, I would certainly agree with that claim. In fact, the science seems only to confirm the obvious fact that the response of laughter is an important mechanism for the relief of tension or anxiety.

 

Think about it. At one time or another haven’t you said, “I can’t remember when I’ve laughed so hard?” It’s a statement that implies the need for a good laugh, as if something had been sorely missing from your diet of life.

 

This past weekend, I had a great time laughing with friends. We had a good time telling stories, making fun of each other, and generally just playing the fool. I consider such times to be the elixir for living well, and I believe that there is a special place and a purpose for laughter in the soul.

 

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Laughter is good for the soul. Do your best to find something to laugh about every day.

 

© 2005, Levi Hill

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