Today I would like to write a post different from the other I wrote in the past, I would like to do a reflection about the laugh.
Wikipedia says: “Laughter is a physical reaction in humans and some other species of primate, consisting typically of rhythmical, often audible contractions of the diaphragm and other parts of the respiratory system. It is a response to certain external or internal stimuli. …” and also “Laughter is a part of human behavior regulated by the brain, helping humans clarify their intentions in social interaction and providing an emotional context to conversations.”
Why don’t we laugh more? What is the meaning of it? Following Wikipedia description, we are primate and the laugh is an action which is part of our behavior. There is plenty of studies demonstrating that smiling is positive and healthful, why don’t we laugh more then?
At young ages we are used to enjoy the laughing freely without any control, getting older it became obscene and we are embarrassed to laugh in public, I’m talking about the guffaws that make you cry and not small timid smiles, of course. But at the end the action itself is coming from the past, is part of our origins and belonging to our ancestors. Monkey do laugh, chimpanzee do, also other animals do.
I’ll deepen into this argument because is charming and interesting, if you have any comment drop me an email or a comment, in the meanwhile my suggestion is just: laugh and smile as much as you can, it’s healthy!