“If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they’ll kill you.”
― George Bernard Shaw
Whilst I haven’t received any death threats yet some of the content in the Truth about Mental Health is at times controversial and confronting. I’ve possibly offended some people and I’m sorry if so. Yesterday’s blog “Are we over-diagnosing the worried well” was heavy.. depressing even yet I continue to feel driven to share my perspective on this.
I care about people who suffer. I’m angry that they’ve been lead astray. I want people to see that they’re not just cells in a meat suit, standing on a giant rock hurling through space, at the mercy of genetics and random events. We can hack our brains and shape our reality. I’m pushing the boundaries as far as I can on this in the spirit of inquiry. This excites me.
But truth can get a bit too serious at times so I’m taking this moment to watch some silly pranks on youtube and have a laugh. I’m blogging from a cafe and people are looking over at me as I laugh hysterically at the fake book title “The Joy of Cooking Meth,” from the subway prank below. I love a good prank!
According to psychology today laughter might be the most contagious of all emotional experiences. We all know it makes us feel good but science has also demonstrated how it releases tension, lowers anxiety, boosts the immune system, and aids circulation.
As I’m writing this two girls at the table opposite just burst out in a fit of laughter. Did my earlier chuckles catch on? Serendipity maybe? Looking at them laughing makes me smile.. I smile at the waiter and he smiles back.. it’s catching on! Here I’ll pass you the ball: a few more funny videos I’ve found. I hope they give you a chuckle too. ha ha ha
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