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Laughter: A Distraction and a Medicine

Life gives us different turns, at some moments we are happy and in others, we are sad or are distracted by some negative emotions in our lives. What life teaches us is the main perspective? Many people think of life as a never-ending trial of grim reality. We are aware that we are imperfect, anywhere we go the people we meet; find them complaining over their shortcomings. When we speak of life as a collection of moments and think of the parts that made us happy and the parts that were hard on us. We always find some lessen in those moments, we are aware of the fact that:

“Life is the best teacher” How we come to this realization it is just that the moments we are willing to realize as the teaching moments of our lives. Those moments are the most bitter. We talk about nostalgia, we talk about a dilemma, and we talk about traumas.

These are the mental m=emotions that we cannot escape, and yet we acknowledge them as the most important memories. These memories give us experiences and we are aware that these are the memories, the pass on to the others and the pass on to our children. As everyone here is in a learning phase, we cannot deny the factor of our environment as the constant flow of learning vocals.


A phase of our life where we are distracted from our environment. In this specific moment, we are all in the sink of mixed emotions running through our soul and our body. People find laughter as medicine. I truly believe that it is the most important gift that we can pass on to others. We pass jokes people laugh, we share a drastic moment of our lives, and our friends laugh.

We are in a gathering of our favorites we just keep on laughing, we are watching a funny show and we are laughing. In modern times, those memes are a source of our laughter. Everybody cannot deny the mental medicine, those memes have provided us in this pandemic. When the pandemic broke, everyone was terrified our souls were shattered, and were watching humanity coming apart. All can imagine the brink of extinction we all faced. The news channels and social media were all about the bad phase of our lives we were going through.

Spreading happiness:

Solute to the person who thought of spreading laughter around the world. Through these tiny clutches of happy feelings, we were able to get some distraction from the very sad reality. We lost our loved ones in this pandemic. The lives were devastated, sentiment and sorrow were our companions. If we would have forgotten this thing gift of Allah, where we can fill each other’s lives with happiness. I cannot imagine this world besides it.

Companion of our lives:

I came to this realization when I witnessed a friend of mine losing his loved ones. He lost a lot and was on verge of a breakdown. Every time we heard of someone’s death in his family. All his friends reached out to him, we consoled him in those tragic moments. By the end of the day, our little jokes and events were the ones, which bring a smile to his face. He was distracted from the sorrow around him and we are the ones who could provide that to him.

As social animals, all of us rely on each other. Our care and love for each other take us from reality. Our minds and our body is refreshed and studies prove laughter to be the best medicine.

The Research background behind it:

Laughter draws people together in ways that trigger healthy physical and emotional changes in the body. Laughter strengthens your immune system, boosts mood, diminishes pain, and protects you from the damaging effects of stress. Nothing works faster or more dependably to bring your mind and body back into balance than a good laugh. Humor lightens your burdens, inspires hope, connects you to others, and keeps you grounded, focused, and alert. It also helps you release anger and forgive sooner.

With so much power to heal and renew, the ability to laugh easily and frequently is a tremendous resource for surmounting problems, enhancing your relationships, and supporting both physical and emotional health. Best of all, this priceless medicine is fun, free, and easy to use.

As children, we used to laugh hundreds of times a day, but as adults, life tends to be more serious and laughter more infrequent. But by seeking out more opportunities for humor and laughter, you can improve your emotional health, strengthen your relationships, find greater happiness—and even add years to your life.

Laughter is good for your health:

Laughter relaxes the whole body: A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after.

Laughter boosts the immune system: Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your disease resistance.

Laughter triggers the release of endorphins: the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain.

Laughter protects the heart: Laughter improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow, which can help protect you against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems.

Laughter burns calories: Okay, so it’s no replacement for going to the gym, but one study found that laughing for 10 to 15 minutes a day can burn approximately 40 calories—which could be enough to lose three or four pounds over a year.

Laughter lightens anger’s heavy load: Nothing diffuses anger and conflict faster than a shared laugh. Looking at the funny side can put problems into perspective and enable you to move on from confrontations with holding onto bitterness or resentment.

Laughter may even help you to live longer: A study in Norway found that people with a strong sense of humor outlived those who don’t laugh as much. The difference was particularly notable for those battling cancer.

Recently, my whole family gathered for my grandfather’s death anniversary. I saw my parents being sad and everyone who came was gloomy. We all miss and were devastated by the fact that he is no longer among us. Well, on the contrary, I saw my little cousins and I was yet moved to see.

They all had smiles and mixed emotions on their faces. I was a little moved by this; from when we were all children, not aware of the bitterness of the world and the darkness it hides. We were all happy, playing around, teasing each other. Running here and these and laughing. When we grow up we lose this child in us, we are shown our responsibilities and no can deny we are not happy from this realization. Everything is bitter when we grow up, but not growing up is not an option. So, what we can do is spread happiness around us.

Pass a smile to a stranger, ask him how he is doing, this little effort can change the world.

This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. Syeda Qandeel Gohar Bukhari

    Very well written, read and enjoyed
    There is a longing in my heart to read it and it feels like a little laugh that can last a long time.

    1. Faiez Ali

      Thank u so much, its my pleasure knowing that my words could cast a smile on someone. ✌💐

  2. Mohtashim Asif

    Worthy piece of writing!👍
    Keep spreading smiles😊✨



  4. Mueed

    Oof Mashallah.
    Beautiful selection of words! ❤️

  5. Ayesha

    Ma sha Allah, informative blog.

  6. Momina Nazir

    Very well written🙌

  7. Fatima tu zahra


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