Laughter=Medicine

Roland - Houston, Texas
Entered on March 1, 2009
Age Group: Under 18

Comedians are the funniest people in the world. They make people laugh, but do it for a living. There are many ways to make people laugh like telling jokes. However, the only thing that does not change is how you help people laugh so much to the point where they cannot breathe anymore. I, for one, am one of the people that make people laugh so they can be relieved of any bad feelings.

Being a freshman in high school has been a weird and grueling experience for me so far. Going to DeBakey High School for Health Professions in Houston, TX, stresses me out because of the transition into the heavy homework load given. Moreover, wherever there is stress, there are people that get into an emotional distress stage. That is where I, the cheer-upper person comes in. When I see people, mostly my friends, down in the dumps because of stress, I try to help them become as lively as I am accustomed to them being.

Sometimes while going home on the school bus, I see some of my friends down in the dumps. There have been many of these instances and I try to cheer them up as much as I could every time. However, there was this one day in particular that would never slip my mind. It was a horrid day for two of my friends and I can see it in their faces, all dull and frowning. Therefore, to cheer them up, I suggest to another friend that we start singing. The thing is that I cannot sing and neither could my friend, but he gladly accepted my suggestion. While we sing like weird people, and then all of a sudden, I hear little chuckles coming from my “down” friends. When I saw how I could just make them lively again after singing showed me that I had a knack for cheering others up. Then, my friend and I just keep on going just for the laughs and that was exactly what we were looking for.

Laughter can come out of the weirdest of actions like acting. Even though people react to different things, the result is always the same… laughter. If the quote “laughter is the best medicine” is true, then I guess laughter is what is keeping my eczema steady. I must also have some really healthy friends. So if you are really down, just try and make yourself laugh. That is what I believe and I will stick to this through out my whole life.