There is no doubt at all. We’re living in grim, twisted, populist-infested days. Unfortunately, paranoia and fear rule the world right now, and have trapped people’s minds and attitudes so fiercely, only a natural antidepressant can break us free. Yes, I’m talking about laughter.
There’s not a better thing in this world than a meaningful laugh. A release of happiness so fine, yet so powerful that has the humble ability to enlighten your day. Laughter provides the right dosage of joy. So desperately needed in times of darkness and desperation.
In spite of all the constant cycle of drama, life couldn’t be safer or better for us all capricious-spoiled humans. Yes, there’s still war happening. Millions of people face starvation every second, and democracy is, at its highest threatening point (Oh, Hi there Donald Trump).
Nevertheless, if we look closely to our world with humble positive-joyful lens, it could actually be worse than this. Like when people used to die of — now — highly treatable diseases or when people didn’t have a platform to stand out for their own rights (Thank you internet!).
While there’s not a right pill to treat injustice. — I heard Xanax helps. Laughter is still, the best medicine we can aim for. It keeps us grounded. Bring us closer. Builds resilience. And teaches us to be at peace with our own shit and others’ too. Its healing capability is ravishing, and there is no reason at all to get away from it.
A mere laugh won’t probably make your troubles go away but it does ease the struggle. It puts you down the conciliation road towards happiness (unless, you believe money will make out for it. Then, EXCUSE ME, OK?. I won’t interrupt you on your path of becoming a sad billionaire).
One of the things that can provide us with laughter is the craft of comedy. An extremely valuable and exquisite art. Those who have the talent for it have my deepest admiration and consideration.
If you’re funny, you’re sexy to me. In my eyes, you elude honesty and realness not everyone is able to bask in. Comedians can heartily force you to shift your vision. Readjust your mindset, or completely make you feel like a completely loser-fucked-up individual, but, Hey! — at least they aren’t being double-faced dicks about it — . It’s all about honesty.
“The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter”. — Mark Twain
Laughter cures indifference. Strategically played, fights hate; enthusiastically targeted, breaks down barriers of ignorance and stupidity. Funny makes our world a sane place by the virtue of its sincerity. Its holiness. By its rawness. Its fearlessness.
It has the ability to release you from stress-indulged activities and ease anxiety issues. ‘Gloomy days get the fuck out of my life’ I proclaim — and you should too — but no without paying me first of course.
Comedy can take you to a place of enlightenment. To a parallel universe. It invites you to have a genuine glance at the ugly truth everyone’s so obsessed to overprotect.
“Satire is, by definition, offensive. It is meant to make us feel uncomfortable. It is meant to make us scratch our heads, think, do a double-take, and then think again”.— Maajid Nawaz
In defiance of its enormous potential. Funny sometimes is unfairly and hastily condemned. Moreover, its ability to change people’s mind and perspectives are unique. Inimitable in its own way. The most effective joke is the one that can make you think deeper, so deep, not even the sun shines there — Yes, I’m talking about Uranus. That beautiful always-forgotten planet.
“Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain.” — Charlie Chaplin
Not So Hilarious Tips To Make You Laugh Harder AF
- Go online: Tune in a funny show. Binge-watch your heart out. A good marathon of stand-up specials will do wonders for those saggy abs of yours. Or simply type in “funny fails” on YouTube and be a horrible human being for a minute, or an hour and laugh at somebody’s misfortunes. Below a binge-watch worthy list made by comedian Andrew Husband.
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2. Bookmark it: Nothing like the company of a good comedy book to laugh your ass off while doing your necessary dosage of reading at the same time. Your brain will thank you and the worms as well. According to Goodreads’ users, this list contains the funnier books you should go to if you want to bust out laughing.
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3. Open yourself up: Be a good sport and become the subject of your jokes. Laughing at your own expense not only will help you de-stress but also balance out your connection with your own soul. Making jokes — where you are the leading character- increases your self-esteem, boosts your confidence and overall mood. Orge, do you have scientific proof of this? Yes, of course, I don’t. But really, who cares.
Turning an awkward, screwed-up situation into a joke, makes you a winner. All of the sudden what seemed to be holding you down loses power. That’s a win-win situation and if it’s not then please don’t tell me. Seriously thought, keep it to yourself.
So there you go, next time fart on someone’s face. Yeah! Do it for comedic purposes. That’s your assignment. Put on your funny glasses whenever things get crazy or when feeling overwhelmed.
Come on! Be inappropriate and goofy. If somebody laughs afterwards or it’s shocked, offended, irritated, constipated, or disgusted. That means your joke worked and it was worth the trouble. Good luck, and You’re welcome.