"Frivolity is Mankind's refusal to suffer, hence refusal to learn wisdom."
“A frivolous society can acquire dramatic significance only through what its frivolity destroys.”
Why Does Fun Get Such A Bad Rap?
Prolonged stress induces hormones made to prepare us to outrun or fight predators.
Few of us encounter raptors these days,
so modern stressors just mess with our internal chemical balance.
Researchers have discovered that positive, humorous people tend
to live 7.5 years longer than the pessimist.
I figure that to pessimists it seems their shorter lives feel longer (the root canal effect!)
Yet, our Puritanical roots still color our thinking.
If we are seen as having fun,
then we must not be responsible, must not be productive members of our society.
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 resistance to disease.
So having fun is really good for you!
"One of the most wonderful things in life is to wake up and enjoy a cuddle with somebody; unless you are in prison."
- Groucho Marx
"My new 1000 watt sound system is great! I can control the volume of my apartment neighbor's banging on the wall."
"I hate it when I run out of toilet paper, and I have to make the trip to the grocery store in really small steps."
- George Carlin
WHY DO YOU THINK SO MANY FROWN ON OTHERS HAVING FUN?