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...
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?
WHY DO WE LAUGH OR CRY?
(For Discussion Only, Not For Publication and Not for Quotation)
To be read before the UP Labyrinth on January 19, 2005, during the Philosophy Week
As Heidegger expressed it, and sometimes also attributable to Gabriel Marcel, man has been “cast” or “thrown” into the world...
FATHER'S DAY FEATURE: Seven Rational
Reasons Why Men Should Delay
Parenting author says children and parents will benefit from dad's maturity in Father's Day
feature piece entitled, Seven Rational Reasons Why Men Should Delay Fatherhood.
Relationship & PARENTING NEWS: Father’s...
Why do we find it funny when someone slips on banana skin?
There's no formula for humor that fits all jokers and all laughers, but a huge portion of the stuff we find funny contains two elements which are shock and safety. Slipping on a banana peel is funny and often painful way of making two year olds...
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...
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...
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...
Analysis and Discussion of Offensive Humour and Why We find it Funny
In this essay I am going to look at a number of offensive jokes that you can find in the appendix. Comedians include Frankie Boyle, Jimmy Carr, Andy Parsons, Tim Minchin and others that are deemed a little too inappropriate to appear...
“Comedy is a serious business” How far do you agree with this statement?
Modern movies such as The Hangover, 40 Year Old Virgin, and American Pie owe a great deal to the Greeks. Why? Because playwrights invented the ever-popular but always controversial genre known as "the sex comedy." Of course...
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...
" Laugh is Healthy " goes an ancient saying, maybe you think that it's only a fool wise word, but wait until you read this paper, I guarantee you will immediately learn to stretching your laughing nerve. So simple because we already do
it when 4 months baby ages.
" Can you laugh at least 10...
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:...
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...
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.
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...
serious cause, often at critical times in their lives. There are many different types of therapy we generally known as Crystal and Gemstone therapy, Aromatherapy, Pet Therapy and etc. The topics that we discuss now are about laughter therapy. Is laughter therapy effective treatment?
How then, can laughter...
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...
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...
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...
We often ask ourselves the question, what is humor? We all have different interpretations as to what makes something funny. Generally, humor is something that makes people laugh. Family Guy is a sitcom that has been on the air since 1999. This show revolves around an extremely dysfunctional family,...
Combined with a little bit of science and a little bit of personal experience, I would like to tell you why we should keep smiling. I totally believe that a true smile is the best way to keep you in a good mood.
A smile is probably one of the simplest of cures for anything in this world such as...
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...
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...
Feeding the beast
In the essay, "Why We Crave Horror Movies" by the author Stephen king; He tries to explain how a two-hour horror film may be one's way of stepping out of life's boundaries and all the expectations on what is right and wrong...
Why should we have good manners?
Good manners are important to live happily among people. Without good manners we are only slightly better than animals.
The modern society consists of more people than it did in the past. These people are of various cultural, racial, religious and professional backgrounds...
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...
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...
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...
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...