Ever wondered if the world had a common language? A hilarious situation where political leaders, managers, CEOs respond to? Well if there was a perfect answer then it would be laughter!
"Comical or amusing entertainment."
"A quality that appeals to the sense of the ridiculous."
Defined by Webster as "the ability to perceive, appreciate, or express what is funny or amusing." That's what the dictionary calls humour. Laughter is the universal language that symbolizes joy or happiness and often a response to something amusing.
The expression of laughter can range from sounds of loud vocal outburst to quiet chuckles that involve facial and bodily movement. Is there good medicine in laughter? If you are spiritual, you may have read in Proverbs 17:22 that:
"A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed or angry spirit dries up the bones."
But an insight to what benefits humour brings along takes us on a ride to explore humour as a useful complementary therapy, where the possible release of endorphins that occurs when we laugh brings about different benefits.