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The Science Behind Why We Laugh

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A day without laughter is a day wasted. – Charlie Chaplin

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Laughter is an incredible experience. When it genuinely happens it has the power to change the complexion of an entire day, or at the very least the moment in which it occurs. Whether we laugh in reaction to something comical we see, an experience we share or reminisce about or we laugh for no reason at all, laughter is usually pretty hard to complain about. But why exactly do we laugh? And where did this commonly had experience come from? Dr. Robert Provine has been studying the social and neurological roots of laughter for over 20 years, and this video gives you a bit of insight on some of what he has found. Check it out:

We Are Programmed To Laugh A Certain Way

As Dr. Provine states in the video, aside from vocal or other minor differences, we as humans are in large part programmed to all laugh in a certain way. The structure we typically follow is that of a pulsing pattern with short exhalations. On the surface this may sound crazy, especially since I’m sure we all have those one or two people that we’ve encountered with the most ridiculous sounding laughs imaginable, that it seems that there is no way  that we laugh similarly to them. But when we really break it down and think about it, the general structure in which the majority of all laughing seems to follow is naturally quite similar to one another. To me this serves as a great example of the interconnectedness that we all share with one another on this planet. It’s pretty cool to think that one of the most enjoyable aspects of the human experience is something that we all experience in a similar manner, even when the triggers are completely different and unrelated to one another.

It is impossible for you to be angry and laugh at the same time. Anger and laughter are mutually exclusive and you have the power to choose either. – Wayne Dyer

Social Laughter Versus Solitary Laughter

Another part of the video that really caught my interest was the difference that Dr. Provine pointed out between social and solitary laughter. In the video he states that social laughter is 30 times more frequently experienced than solitary laughter. To me this comes as no surprise, especially since pretty well all of the funniest moments I can recall from my life thus far have always been mutually experienced with at least one other person.

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The fact that the relationship between individuals is more commonly the trigger of the laughter versus an actual joke was also another interesting point to be made. So much credit, and deservingly so, is given to performers who are able to make audiences laugh, but a lot more should also be given to the connections that we make with others in our lives and how much joy those connections can bring us.

The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter. – Mark Twain

The Potential Danger To Laughter

Just as laughter can be a powerful tool in brightening up a day, laughter can also be a powerful tool used either in manipulation or to put down another individual or group. This was recently exemplified here in Ontario, Canada through the recent Provincial Election that took place. Representatives from all parties took their turn at using “humour” to poke fun at the shortcomings of their competition in hopes of steering the general consensus in their direction.

As funny as judgement of another experience can be at times, it’s best we remember to always be respectful in doing so. Aside from that, let’s keep on laughing and enjoy the wonderful experience for what it is.

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Woody Harrelson Shares A Powerful Video: ‘Thoughts From Within’ He Calls It

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  • The Facts:

    Woody Harrelson shares some spoken word with a deep message.

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    How do you view our current world? Does it truly resonate with you? Is it something you want to support? If you could put your energy into a world of thriving abundance, would you? Then why so much energy into the way things are?

I sit here today having been reminded of a Woody Harrelson video after watching a movie he acted in. I recalled the first time I saw this video. It was one of the first realizations I had, about 9 years ago, that many celebrities also go through life with trials and tribulations of the average person. Perhaps not in all ways, but certainly in many. This is an obvious thought of course, but sometimes not all that common.

When I saw this video, I remember thinking, wow, I love what he is sharing, and coming from his place of influence this truly has a powerful message. This is an awesome video made by Woody Harrelson sharing some powerful thoughts from within.

In the video Woddy lays out a spoken word masterpiece that touches on all of the main aspects of our current society. If you truly take the time to listen, there is much to reflect on. And of course, there is an inspiring side of it all too.

This one is a bit of a throw back, but it’s a good one. Enjoy it!

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New Film: David Icke Has Been Waiting For This For A Long Time, It’s Here!

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    Collective Evolution is co-producing a film about David Icke with the filmmakers who brought you Unacknowledged. The film is partly shot and has worldwide distribution.

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    If you want to see this film made, consider donating to the crowdfunding campaign. In order to finish the film we need to raise more funds.

When you think of someone who has gone through what was likely the most difficult public shaming one could possibly go through, you may think of David Icke if you know his story.

In the 90’s, Icke was experiencing a spiritual awakening. One that not only brought him a greater awareness of himself and who we truly are, but greater awareness about our world, who runs it and how it all works. After appearing on national Television and telling the world that a group of reptilians are involved in advising the deep state elite of our world, he was laughed at publicly for many years.

Over time, aspects of David’s message has been proven true, and his following has grown as more and more resonate with the many amazing truths he has helped to bring forth. David is a dot connected and profound researcher. If you are into exploring consciousness and conspiracy theories, it’s like you’ve heard of him or have been influenced by his work.

He influenced my journey early on as I was first awakening 10 years ago, and this is why we’re excited to be co-producing an incredible film about David with the team that brought you Unacknowledged.

Filming on this project began a couple of months ago and is humming along nicely. An early 2019 release is still on the books and worldwide distribution is in place. But we need some further help with funding to finish some of the filming as there are some exotic and important locations we wish to visit.

With your support, we can produce a world-class film that will take you around the globe to explore exotic places that hold profound clues to this cosmic puzzle. We would like to bring David to places such as Chichen Itza in Mexico, Bran Castle in Romania, and the Vatican to discuss the hidden meaning and secret histories encoded in the art, architecture and symbols.

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We’ve already raised over $21,000 but we need to get as close to our goal as possible to make this a film we know can reach the masses.

Please help support David and this film by donating to and sharing the crowdfund.

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Josh Radnor From How I Met Your Mother Just Started A Conscious Band with Ben Lee

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You might be here because you are a fan of the hit TV show, How I Met Your Mother, or maybe you have fond memories of blasting “Catch My Disease” in your car on a hot summer day. Whatever the reason may be, you are about to discover a lesser-known side to actor-writer-director Josh Radnor and Australian singer-songwriter Ben Lee—who now form the musical duo Radnor & Lee.

In this very first episode of Uplifted Life’s new Redefining Success Podcast, Kosta Stoyanoff and I had the privilege of having a conversation with both of them over Skype only a few days before they left for their Brazil tour. We talked about their new musical venture, the effects of having achieved success and fame at a young age, what true success ought to be, spirituality, meditation, self-development and more! Playing the hosts was definitely out of our comfort zones, but we are glad we did it and were able to extract some valuable insights from these two amazing human beings.

There is a rumor circulating that they are a religious born again band because they don’t shy away from using words like word God in their lyrics. The truth is that they do not subscribe to any particular label and are simply fascinated by life’s bigger questions. In our 30-minute conversation with them, we found them to be incredibly grounded, intelligent and wise individuals who simply strive to get back to the basics of what really matters in life and care about becoming the best and most compassionate version of themselves. It was awesome to chat with two public figures who choose to use their influence to spread a positive and conscious message through their art!

Our intention with the Redefining Success Podcast is to collect gems of wisdom from individuals who see beyond our culture’s materialistic idea of success and have discovered a more fulfilling, whole and healthy view of what it means to lead a truly successful life. We believe that doing our part in helping rewrite the cultural story surrounding success can inspire a positive change in how we lead our lives—from our relationships to the way we do business.

Like Uplifted Life for more uplifting content and stay tuned for more episodes!

Hope you enjoy the conversation and make sure to share it to inspire others!

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Ben Lee’s Website: www.ben-lee.com
Josh Radnor’s Museletters: joshradnor.instapage.com
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Listen to Radnor & Lee on Itunes and Spotify

 

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