Free Essays on Why Do We Laugh

  1. Laugh it up! - A Speech on the Medical Benefits of Laughter

    Our five senses are not enough for ideal living. We need to use our sixth sense: our sense of humor. Humor is not merely telling jokes; it is the way we view the world. We can be sincere about life without taking it so seriously. We can laugh about our mistakes and pain. Louis Kornenberger explains:...

  2. Why Tom and Jerry are so popular

    Why Tom and Jerry are popular Tom and Jerry has a worldwide audience and has been recognized as one of the most famous and longest-lived rivalries in American cinema. Its influence of “Tom and Jerry” spread to the world by its vivid scene, positive attitude, and Tom and Jerry is a theatrical animated...

  3. “Bennett’s main intention in The History Boys is to make the audience laugh” How far do you agree with this statement? by Keeran Rajan

    History Boys is to make the audience laugh” How far do you agree with this statement? In this essay, I will be analysing the various themes in the play ‘The History Boys’ and analysing the specific focus Alan Bennett places on trying to make the audience laugh, through the theme of comedy. Firstly...

  4. Why Women Are Not as Funny as Men

    In our daily life, we all live with humor. Humor is a very essential part of our life. Nevertheless everyone doesn’t perceive humor in the same way. Man and woman have different views toward humor. That’s why some people say that humor has a connection with gender. In his article Christopher Hitchens...

  5. Why We Laugh

    Archiveᄃ Why We Laugh WebMD Feature by R. Morgan Griffinᄃ Whether it's the giggling of your child or the enthusiastic hollers of a talk show's studio audience, we hear laughter every day. Nothing could be more common. But just because it's common doesn't make laughter any less strange. Why Do We laugh? The...

  6. Life Span: Twenty Years

    years and I'll give you back the other ten?" So God agreed. On the second day, God created the monkey and said: "Entertain people, do tricks, and make them laugh. For this, I'll give you a twenty-year lifespan." The monkey said: "Monkey tricks for twenty years? That's a pretty long time to perform...

  7. Cause & Effecgt

    passers-by are shocked, and the irreverent laugh. Six months later everybody is reconciled; the fashion has established itself; it is admired, now, and no one laughs. Public opinion resented it before, public opinion accepts it now, and is happy in it. Why? Was the resentment reasoned out? Was the acceptance...

  8. Why Mccain Should Not Be President

    hundred of those reasons without a great deal of effort. When you start accounting for the sizable list of flip-flops, lies, gaffes and unconscionable laughs it doesn’t take long to start realizing that there is a pretty big dartboard to throw at there. Defenders of McCain may look at some of these and think...

  9. Why People Exercise

    are constantly being berated by the media with images of physically fit men and women? Recent studies have delved into the motivating factors behind why people stay fit. Recent studies have shown that self control plays a critical role in how someone exercises, yet individuals self control is not an unlimited...

  10. Testing Testing 123

    canvas. paint your own picture. while living abroad for a year i've discovered that i really do have the whole world in my hands. cliche? maybe a little bit. but as big as the world is, the capacity we have as individuals to chart our own paths is much more powerful than mere distances or cultural...

  11. Why do we like scary movies?

    Why Do We Watch Scary Movies? When reading To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, one aspect of the early story really bothered me. Why do Jem and Scout, even though they are deathly scared of the Radley house dare each other to mess with the house? Evidently, the two children are fascinated by the fear...

  12. Why Do We Laugh

    Why do we laugh? Where did laughter come from? Is laughter good for our health? These questions come out of my mind whenever I laugh or hear someone laughing. Laughter is to the heart. It raises spirits, eases life’s challenges, refreshes and heals. We may came from different countries, have different...

  13. Int 2 Nab Pass Short Story

    little tipsy. I remember standing on a raised lawn at the top of a wall talking to my friend Tom. I was all happy and chuffed with the good fun that we were having all evening. This all very quickly changed when some guy asked me to pass down his lucazade bottle filled with some sort of alcohol .At the...

  14. why people get tatoos

    Why do people get tattoos? Tattoos are expensive, they are painful and they are permanent. Many people find them unattractive, or even repulsive, others see the beauty in them. If you get a tattoo, you will be judged by others because of that tattoo. You may be labelled a criminal, a thug, uneducated...

  15. The unknown Future

    long term or short term, directly, or indirectly, you will always have a job to do. Your actions almost always control the future. Good actions have good results, while a bad action has a bad result. Now what do you want to do in 10 yrs.? A good job or a bad job, it’s up to you… I feel that you must also...

  16. Should We Be Required to Get a License to Become Parents?

    funeral? Believe it or not, this is what some of the children who were interviewed by the Nationwide Coalition to End Child Abuse want to do. The question is: “Why would such heart-breaking thoughts like these appear in the mind of these kids?”. The answer is ‘bad parenting’. Bad parenting, along with...

  17. My Essay

    their life. In the following lines, we have explained why friends are important and what role do they play in our life. Why We Need Friends Friends are always there for us, to laugh with us in the happy times and to provide us with a shoulder, when we feel like crying. They serve as one of...

  18. Uiwhuw

    went to Larsen’s Original Bakery in hopes that my interview would have some sort of relation to Danish heritage. While a Swedish woman has nothing to do with Danish culture, the bakery opened my eyes to the variety of Scandinavian traditions. Larsen’s is located in the heart of Seattle’s Scandinavian...

  19. "Why People Don't Help in a Crisis"

    titled ?Why People Don?t Help in a Crisis? by John Darley and Bibb Latene they explain why people don?t involve themselves when emergencies occur. They gave three reasons why people why people react the way they do. As Americans we have been taught to respect the privacy of others. We fear that we might...

  20. hero

    something to charge or help out in the world, but to me my hero is someone who I can talk to everyday about anything I feel like, someone who will laugh with me, and most important someone who is always there for me. That hero would be my mom. In addition my mom has been there for me no matter. Even...

  21. Why We Read Literature

    Why we read literature The word literature means ‘acquaintance with letters.’ With literature we can put anything and everything into words and play it like a video for someone else to see. It is a profession where words are arranged in such a way that they describe, feelings, emotions, experiences...

  22. What Do Women Love About Men

    his ability to make them laugh. That’s where the dancing fish came in. I remember the young lady who was buying it. She giggled, and it’s quite possible that my friend got her phone number that day. A sense of humor seems to be something that women value in a man. What else do women like? Back in...

  23. What Types of Fiction Do You Enjoy Reading and Why?

    What types of fiction do you enjoy reading and why?   The reading of fiction is escapism, but not in any bad sense. To read is more positive than to watch television, because the visual nature of TV limits the imagination. Reading also excels radio listening, partly because the listener has no choice...

  24. Borat, the Boundary Breaker

    unsuspecting people who do not realize that they are being set up for comic situations and self-revealing ridicule. Most of the movie contains impromptu interviews and interactions with Americans, who believe that Borat is a foreigner with little to no understanding of American customs. But why is this so funny...

  25. Utrod

    1. What Nationality does Sandor want to be and why? In the story “Under the Ribs of Death”, the protagonist Sandor Hunyadi is a Hungarian who immigrates to Canada with his family. As an immigrant living in an English community, Sandor is embittered by the social humiliation, which makes him want to...

  26. Personal Mission Statement

    importantly, making children laugh. Going back to college to earn my bachelor’s degree has been a goal of mine since I left high school. Earning a degree at my age shows my children that not only is it important, but shows them what priority is. I’m always asked the question, “Daddy, why are you going back...

  27. Laughter and Laugh Charlie Chaplin

    “Now is the Time to Laugh” Charlie Chaplin once said “laughter is the tonic, the surcease for pain.” It is also often that you hear the saying “laughter is the best medicine,” which is not just an opinion, but has been proven to be true. In this paper I will prove to you that laughter is the best...

  28. What is Meaningful? And Why Knowing Matters?

    What is Meaningful? And why knowing matters? In my previous blog I wrote: “After many years of research, including reading what seemed like an endless list of psychology books and journals by some very smart researchers (by the way, I am still reading and researching…..), I concluded that successful...

  29. why women smile

    Fake or Not? Often times people do things that are for the wrong reasons. They may not notice it at all, but others can easily observe it. From past experiences it is always easy for me to point out a “fake” laugh or a “fake” smile. Clearly, this being done is not genuine and seems to hide the feelings...

  30. How Can We Strengthen Children's Self Eseem?

    How we can strengthen children's self-esteem? - Why is self-esteem important? Self-esteem is the confidence in one’s own worth and abilities, having self-respect and faith in one’s self. It is how we feel about ourselves and our behaviour clearly reflects those feelings. When we understand and...

  31. Haunted School

    the school and how bad it is, then all of a sudden the door shuts and the windows open and the lights start to flicker and they start to hear an evil laugh as the light start to flicker and they completely go off. As they try to find out what’s causing all these odd things to happen, the school takes them...

  32. Do Violent Video Games Promote Real Life Violence?

    Do Violent Video Games Promote Real Life Violence? Some people blame movies for promoting violence, other people blame music and there are those people that blame video games. Video games have been around since the 1970’s. They were first presented as a commercial entertainment in Japan. Then they...

  33. Is Laughter the Best Medicine?

    your step. "I believe that if people can get more laughter in their lives, they are a lot better off," says Steve Wilson, MA, CSP, a psychologist and laugh therapist. "They might be healthier too." Yet researchers aren't sure if it's actually the act of laughing that makes people feel better. A good sense...

  34. Why Cant They Help?

    since I got credit for my extra papers. It was something I loved to do so it didn’t matter to me if my stories weren’t perfect. But like every young kid, dreams, and interests change. My only problem was I didn’t know what I wanted to do after that. In 2008, I became a freshman at South Iredell, a school...

  35. Why Should the High School Student Wear Uniforms?

    Why the Uniform is Necessary for High School Student Nowadays, many students in high school do not want to wear the uniform. Though they may look ugly and not colorful, they’re necessary for the high school students. First of all, as high school students in China, we have to focus on the study...

  36. May We Love?

    What do Alexander the Great, Napoleon Bonaparte, and Adam Lambert have in common? The answer is: homosexuality. In the United States of America, 7.2 million people under the age of 20 are homosexual; meaning that they are mentally, physically and emotionally attracted to members of the same sex. According...

  37. English Diary of Marco to his wife

    makes everyone laugh. Anyway back on the trip, we weren’t the only immigrants (how the Americans say it) on the ship, they were about ten of us. We had to make no noise while we were on the ship or the captain will tell us of or even worse throw us off the ship, without our money back. So we couldn’t take...

  38. The Love I Can't See

    bones, my short brown hair aligned my face. Except I wasn’t the same because he walked into my life… again. It was so sudden his leaving. One day we were having a romantic picnic at the beach, and the next he was gone; he disappeared as if in thin air. My heart broke into a million pieces as I said...

  39. Laugh with the Sinners Cry with the Saints

    Adele Literski January 31, 2012 Laugh with the Sinners, or cry with the Saints To believe in a God or not has been a question asked by humans since the dawn of man. Some chose to believe in an all prevailing higher power, while others chose to believe that there is no such thing. In Mark...

  40. Bestfriends

    corrected lolololol) You are my favourite, I love you to death. Please don’t leave me here in this sh*thole, because I don’t know what I’m going to do without you! It will be so different. I truly am happy for you and Jay. The only reason I went off at you was because, I don’t like seeing you cry or...

  41. Laugh And Be Merry Analysis

    Laugh and be Merry, by John Masefield Laugh and be merry, remember, better the world with a song, Better the world with a blow in the teeth of a wrong. Laugh, for the time is brief, a thread the length of a span. Laugh and be proud to belong to the old proud pageant of man. Laugh and be merry: remember...

  42. Who Am I555

    I totally admit that im a very unique girl. I laugh alot and laugh at practically anything and everything. I do alot of random things but am proud of them because i think it makes me different. But i realise no matter how different i try to be, im still classified as a typical girl. i have long hair...

  43. Inherit the wind title quote

    doesn't know the Bible literally. His loyal supporters, the townspeople, laugh at him and they ignore him. When people don't listen to him, he says to his wife," Mother. They're laughing at me, mother!...I can't stand it when they laugh at me!" (ITW, 102-103) Brady's true character is brought out, he feels...

  44. We All Wear Masks

    they actually seem. In fact, we're all just wearing masks. We put up a facade, making people believe what we want and not the truth. We shape their minds into perceiving what we want them to see rather than what we actually are So why do we pretend to be something we're not? Well, its human nature...

  45. Humour Theory-the Flinstones

    Flintstones I. Caricatures and cartoons Why do we laugh? Laughter is one of the things we just don’t give ourselves an account to. It just happens, and in most of the cases it is out of our control. (see http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3077386). We need certain premises – specific situation, specific...

  46. laugh

    Gorecki English 312 February 2016 The Amusing Quality of Humor 3. What do you consider to be the chief function of humor? Is it biological? Is it social? Is it spiritual? Please argue your case in light of the work of comedians we have looked at thus far, such as Charlie Chaplin, Mark Twain, minstrel...

  47. 11 Do You Think That College Professional Show Favoritism Among Student

    11 do you think that college professional show favoritism among student Teachers respond more to students who express interest in the material taught in class. Nevertheless, other teachers are interested in the personal appeals they receive from individual students, making extra attention to such students...

  48. The Meaning of the Song "Sooner or Later"

    the general adolescent population; it discusses the way we, as teenagers, fail to take important advice from others and instead we make our own mistakes and “learn the hard way.” As teenagers we have this strange desire to take chances, even if we know the outcome will probably be negative. Michael Tolcher’s...

  49. Happy

    THE IMPORTANCE OF FAMILY When you picked up your program today, you may have wondered why it reads on the front "Welcome Home" since this is not home for most of you. However, if you turned it over and read the back side that makes more sense. Having family is very comforting to me. For the word...

  50. Friendship: Starting and Sustaining Love

    friendship. How well do we know this yet act as if we don't? We sometimes jump into relationships one after another and act as if friendship, one that takes time to establish and nurture, is overrated. Fact is, friendship is underrated. Friendship is a great blessing in life. But perhaps we, adolescents...

  51. Wasp Factory

    whole book, we are confronted with several situations in which we are pulled into the story and are forced to make a judgement, this is how the author gets us, he pulls us in, we establish a connection with the characters, our judgement becomes cloudy, flawed. We stop being mere spectators, we become involved...

  52. Chapter Vi

    stay awake. But it is very difficult to stay awake once sleepiness settles in. As a consequence I have dozed off to sleep a number of times in class. I do not notice something is wrong till one of my friends who are sitting next to me nudges me awake. Then I feel the embarrassment. After seeing that not...

  53. Why do bad things happen to Good People

    salvage their view of God and try to answer the questions why good people die, children have disabilities, people get cancer and have other turmoil in their lives. Kushner through his dealings with people has heard different explanations of why these “bad things” occur. They could be because of mistakes...

  54. My Appreciation of the Joy Luck Club

    struggle for the women to fight for equity. Now I am going to show you my understanding of them, emphasizing on the first topic. In many cases, we and those we love are easy to hurt each other because of the misunderstanding of love, the conflicts in generations and culture background, or unconsciousness...

  55. Different Type of Movies

    Why People Like Different Types of Movies? Why do people like different types of movies? Everyone has a different preference on what kind of movie is the best. Сomedy, romance, and horror are different types of movies. The kind of movie can give information to what kind of person they are...

  56. Humans and Smoke

    daily life and the lives of others. Why should humans take something that may cause life to have more chaos? Peer pressure plays a huge role in young kids beginning this bad habit. Should we try to stop smoking for the sake of human kind or should we live life the way we choose? If understanding the consequences...

  57. Narrative

    person, I just disliked the crying, the defecating, and the constant attention he required. There was just something about him that I didn’t understand. Why did everyone think he was so cute? What about his ugly little feet entranced my mom and my sister? As a lifeless blob of unmovable, cooing flesh there...

  58. Laugh and Be Merry

    Laugh and be MerryJohn Masefield The poem 'Laugh and be merry' by John Masefield probes the premise of living life to the full. The poet advises that we should have a constructive outlook in life. Life is brief and it is not to be frittered away in sorrow and despair. He advocates us to get pleasure...

  59. Bp bpbp

    Why horseback riding is totally of course a sport and a hard one at that --------------------------- * equestrians have the abs of a football player, legs of a swimmer, quick reflexes of a basketball player and the ability to make a hard thing look easy of a dancer. * We shed blood, sweat and...

  60. HUMOR IN HEAVEN

    would never attend the service. Roe deliberately walked up to this man's bench, just before the meeting, and said to him, "Did you ever think how much we have to thank God for?" Before he could respond, Roe continued, "Take your nose for example. If anyone else but God had given it to you, it might have...