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Laughter: Why Do We Take Ourselves So Seriously

Laughter Is Healthy

Why do we take ourselves so seriously? Are we really that important?

How did we get here, as adults, only laughing an average of 15 times a day. Children laugh about 400 times a day.

What do they know that we have forgotten? What are the economic costs associated with not laughing?

There are so many benefits to laughter.

“Hearty laughter is a good way to jog internally without having to go outdoors.”
Norman Cousins

Norman Cousins wrote a book called “The Anatomy of an Illness” in 1979. Here is a review of that book on Amazon by an MD.

“10 of 11 people found the following review helpful

By William S. Eidelman on February 15, 2010

Format: Hardcover

This book is way ahead of its time. The author, Norman Cousins, a leading intellectual figure of his day, healed himself of a very serious illness with laughter and intravenous megadose vitamin C.

It was assumed by the medical profession — he was a UCLA patient — be placebo effect on both laughter and intravenous megadose vitamin C. As usual, the medical profession was wrong about both.

William S Eidelman, M.D”.

A member of the graduating class of 2014, at the Stanford graduate school of business,  suggests that the loss of productivity costs the US Economy ~ $350 billion a year.  He suggests laughter may be a significant contribution to the solution.
Eric Tsytsylin challenges individuals and organizations to authentically embrace humor and laughter as a way of boosting happiness, creativity, and productivity.
Tsytsylin is a member of the Class of 2014 at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and is part of the LOWkeynotes initiative.”

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