Let Laughter Teach You

Laughter is the medicine of all medicines.

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Back in college I was in love with a girl who broke up with me.

Had you teased me about the break-up back then, I would have been deeply hurt and offended. If you tease me about it now, I’d laugh and be a good sport.

Why? Because I’m over it.

There’s a valuable lesson about laughter here:

The ability or inability to laugh at a situation is a good gauge for measuring your relationship to it.

If you can’t laugh at something, then you’re probably still in the process of defining your relationship to it. You might still be healing and recovering. You might still be attached to a specific outcome. You might still be in the process of exploring your feelings and figuring out what you need to do.

If it’s easy to laugh at something, then you’ve probably achieved some closure or peace of mind with it. It’s an indicator…

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Are You Ready For The News?

Amen.

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Imagine that a news reporter is coming to your house to do a report on you.

They plan on interviewing your friends, your family members, your employers, and your coworkers in an effort to portray a fair and balanced picture of you. Moreover, in the name of being objective, scientifically rigorous, and intellectually honest, they decide to interview a few old rivals, a couple of former enemies, and 1-2 of your ex-girlfriends/ex-boyfriends.

This news story about your life would then be broadcast all over the world ensuring that people everywhere based their perception of you on whatever narrative the reporters decided to go with.

How would that make you feel? Would you be nervous? If so, why? Is it because you have something to hide or is it because you know how easy it is for people to misinterpret, misinform, miscommunicate, and misunderstand things?

We’ve all heard the Golden Rule…

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