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Infectious Laughter: Is There a Cure?

Updated on March 10, 2015

We have all seen this before. Someone starts to laugh and it starts to spread like wildfire. More and more I see it, like an infection on people. But is there a cure? I hope not because this cranky old world could use a huge infection of laughter. Just think if everyone was infected with the laughter bug what a happy society we could have.

"Vote for me, because I am really funny!" Would that be a great campaign slogan or what? I just might vote for someone who was funny. but still able to run the country effectively. A little less drama might bring us good karma if we would all learn not to take life so seriously. After all, life is too short to be angry all the time. I even find myself cursing at my fellow humans for no real reason other than they did something that was really unimportant like not using their turn signal, driving slower than I would like them to, even though I don't really need to be bombing along.

I need to be infected with laughter- it makes my day happier. Just hearing my children laugh fills me with joy. I'm smiling right now just thinking about that beautiful sound. I hope that I can spread the infection to others more often than I have been. We all need to be sick with laughter, love, forgiveness, and kindness toward our fellow human beings. Sometimes spreading the laughter will make someone's day or even just a smile to say it can't be all bad.

So, if you or someone you know is living with this affliction, don't bring them down. Ask them to tell you what is so funny so that you too can be infected with laughter. Rub your friends' and family members' funny bones and try to bring a smile to their faces! Sometimes a smile or a laugh can make your day, so try to do it at least once a day! This world has become a very serious place, and yes, it too has its time. But for now, right now at this very moment, find someone you love or at least like a little and spread the infection. Laughter probably had a hand in creating everyone of us!


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    • Billy Donahue profile imageAUTHOR

      Bill Donahue 

      7 years ago from Boston Massachusetts

      Thank you Frogyfish!! A little encouragement goes a long way!

    • frogyfish profile image


      7 years ago from Central United States of America

      Delightful and interesting. A good take on spreading laughter around too!

      And, welcome to HubPages. Know you'll enjoy your stay!

    • mariazeyn profile image


      7 years ago from Ontario

      awesome hub! it is said that when laughter dies in a relationship, the relationship dies with it. the importance of laughter in our lives cannot be emphasized enough. hehe, although i have been rebuked several times for cracking up during moments where laughter is considered inappropriate. during my college interview for instance, although i am sure at least one of the interviewers (there were three of them!) wanted to laugh along with me :)

    • Billy Donahue profile imageAUTHOR

      Bill Donahue 

      7 years ago from Boston Massachusetts

      Thank you Sassyk73! and yes we all need to spread some laughter!

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      Karen A. Harris 

      7 years ago from Milwaukee, WI

      Well what a beautiful hub. Everyone needs laughter. Thank you for sharing :)


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