I believe laughter is the best medicine. I believe that humor is an important part of a human’s life. Laughter can help heal emotional wounds, help you relax or get something off your chest. I believe that going through life and not throwing your head back for a good laugh is what kills you. Not to say that disease, starvation or murder do not play their role in death, but more simply not enjoying life as it is meant to be enjoyed will cause you to grow old too fast or make you miss important stages in life, and before you know it, it’s gone.
Growing up I always remember laughing a lot, at most random things, usually a relative tickling me (when I was just beginning to talk) or a TV show that I would watch religiously. One show that I can remember especially well is Sponge Bob Square-Pants, and admittedly I will still tune in every once in a while. I remember turning 15 years old and circumstances had it that I had to leave the school I had grown to enjoy. Of course that meant leaving friends that I had made. It was not that I had to move hundreds of miles away, but it was still a move. Beginning in my sophomore year in high school I can remember being terrified and feeling uneasy about this new school. At this point I did not face the world with much humor or light heartedness and because of this, most of my high school years went by in a blur. For a majority of my high school existence I grew deeply depressed because I felt I belonged back at my other school.
It was not until college that I was able to get out of this mess and really begin to appreciate life again. I found some old and new friends that helped me through everything. When I first entered into college I would look forward to my break from classes around noon just to get a good laugh in with those friends. The one antidote that I found to work unequivocally was laughter.
Since then I have tried my best to help others when they are going through rough patches, whether it be their parents are getting divorced, they just went through a break up or just upset at the football game. I used humor to help. I do not care how they laugh so long as a smile comes to their faces. Trust me I can make a fool of myself, in fact I do so on a regular bases. I have found that using humor will alleviate stress, anger or even sadness because it allows that individual to forget about what is going on in their life for just a moment, allowing them to just breathe. Humor is not a cure all in fact it has never proven to cure cancer, however, I would say that it is more like inhaling laughing gas when you’re at the dentist; it just lets the majority of the pain go unnoticed though the effects of the event still linger.
I believe that this world needs to laugh a little and not take life too seriously. I believe that laughing is the key ingredient in making life worth living. And though unfortunate circumstances may arise, humor can help in most every situation. As long as I live I will laugh.