Laughter- The Best Medicine?

I am confused. Is laughter the best therapy? Or is it music? I have tried both, and both seem to work (for me). The answer is, as usual, ‘it depends’.

Natural laughter (not the laughter club variety) is probably a good therapy for any situation. But how do you get yourself into a situation where you get to laugh a lot?

You need to make friends who are ‘laughter-prone’ (note the similarity with disaster-prone; but the similarity ends there). That is, who like to laugh. Not the maniacal Gabbar or Kaancha (Agneepath) laughter, but the full-throated one of happiness. Lol!

Reading PG Wodehouse, Bill Bryson etc. is a good option if you are currently not surrounded by friends for some reason. Or watch a film like Padosan, Gol Maal, Chupke Chupke, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro, Hera Pheri. Saw a movie called 'Horrible Bosses' recently that had (not surprisingly) a lot of ROFL moments.

Comments

Harimohan said…
I agree totally Raja. Its essential to have someone who has this laughter disposition around you i.e.e if you don't have the resources within yourself. Books and movies, even the sms and internet jokes and hugely welcome. I think perhaps you should share a joke or two from your collection on the blog so we can get one dose of laughter. I have been thinking for a while of starting one funny thought on my blog a week (even forcefully) but somehow can't get started on it. But I agree wholeheartedly and believe that laughter is indeed the best medicine.

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