Do we laugh because we’re happy or are we happy because we laugh? (Or because it’s payday?) All three are probably true although the first reason is likely the most prevalent. It goes without saying that laughing is good for you and we should laugh more. It’s like a drug with no worry about overdosing, and it’s contagious. Mark Twain once said, “The human race has only one really effective weapon, and that’s laughter. The moment it arises, all our hardness’s yield, all our resentments and irritations slip away, and a sunny spirit takes their place”. We all know those people who don’t seem to have a sense of humour. They take life much too seriously and fail to find anything funny. I try to avoid those people as much as possible and spend time with those who have a sense of humour and who can laugh. For me, a day without humour is like a day without sunshine. Francis Bacon was quoted as saying we are given an imagination to compensate us for what we are not, and a sense of humour to console us for what we are. Saskatoon should have a Laughter Club. Apparently there are such places where people get together to just laugh as a form of exercise and choose to feel good about themselves and the world along with other like-minded individuals. That’s not as goofy an idea as it may first sound.
That’s Coffeetalk. I’m Vic Dubois.