“Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.”
Victor Hugo, 19th century French author
We might be tempted to think that to talk about laughter is a trivial thing to do and yet life is generally very serious, and laughter brings much-needed balance to our moods and perspectives. Do we laugh enough in our busy, serious lives? Should we be determined to laugh much more? The truth is that when laughter is shared, it binds people together and increases happiness and intimacy. Laughter also triggers healthy physical changes in the body as it triggers endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Humour and laughter strengthen the immune system, boost energy, diminish pain, and protect from the damaging effects of stress. Best of all, this priceless medicine is fun, free, and easy to use.
Let’s talk about what makes us laugh, why many of us don’t laugh enough and ask whether we can do something about that fact.
Questions we might discuss are:
- What makes you laugh? Why? How often do you really laugh, out loud?
- Do you think that it is important to have a really good laugh regularly?
- Are you a funny person? Can you easily make people laugh?
- Why do people say laughter is the best medicine? Do you think it is God-given or simply something we have evolved to do and which makes us feel good?
- Do you watch funny programmes or films? Which programmes or films make you laugh out loud? What is it about them that you find so amusing?
- In English, there are numerous words which are associated with laughter or humour. Can we list at least ten?
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