Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Laughter is the best medicine...


is the best 


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. In addition to the domino effect of joy and amusement, 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.

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    By definition, Black Comedy places grotesque elements side by side with humorous ones in an attempt to shock the viewer/reader, forcing him or her to laugh at the horrifying reality of a disordered world. Joseph Heller's novel Catch-22 is considered a superb example of the use of black humor.

"My mother never saw the irony in calling me a son-of-a-bitch." 
Jack Nicholson

"I feel sorry for people who don't drink. 
When they wake up in the morning, 
that's as good as they're going to feel all day."
"I knew I was unwanted when my bath toys were a radio and a toaster."     
Rodney Dangerfield

"Don't you think it's just mildly ironic that most people against abortion are people you wouldn't want to fuck in the first place?" 
George Carlin

"America is the only nation in history which miraculously gone from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization." 
Georges Clemenseau

"I'm not afraid to die. I just don't want to be there when it happens." 
Woody Allen  

"In a sea of retards, you're Poseidon."     
"The bitch is so shallow, she doesn't even reflect light!"    
When my partner, Navin, was a teenager living in Jauipur, India, Alison Lurie and her husband, Edward Hower moved into the house next door. They were researching material for new books they each were writing. It was 1985 and they were also hiding out from the media, trying to escape the fallout of Alison having won the Pulitzer Prize, the previous year, for her novel  "Foreign Affairs."  
Being a 16-year-old at the time, he had absolutely no idea who they were. They were just foreign and interesting. Alison & Edward soon became friends with Nav's father who was a journalist, not a paparazzi. After that, Nav was almost like a stray cat hanging around their house.
He spent much of his time during that half year just absorbing as much as he could from them, learning about the international life they led. Though they didn't know it at they time, they influenced and expanded the scope of his aspirations. He started thinking in terms of the world, rather than just India and this set him onto the path of working in social development.
Now, he and I lead an international life too  albeit not as rich or famous as the Lurie-Hower model but it's still immensely satisfying and fun. This only goes to prove how life's incidental crossing of paths can hugely impact those we meet  and vice versa. 
Now, get ready for the wry wit of Alison Lurie.

Literary Laughs

Alison Lurie & Bill Savage

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