The art of laughter, is what we need to teach our kids

I remember watching this interview with Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan where he spoke about how the merchandise used to promote one of his flop films made more profit for him than the movie itself. He smiled and said “People came to buy everything except the tickets of the film”. Mind you, he was the producer of the film too. Laughing off months of hard work and million of rupees. That took more than just a sense of humour, it took Self Belief!

And if recent studies are to believed the art of laughter leads to Self Healing. So if you have to set an example for your kids to laugh, laugh at yourself. Your clumsiness, your forgetfulness, your dumbness, your cuteness, your hopelessness. Celebrate yourself! And you will have taught them to love themselves.

Yes, there is a reason for a good laugh. And guess what, technically there are 9 different ways of laughing – snicker and hee-haw are just two of them. So go choose your weapon and arm your kids, indirectly. If they learn how to enjoy their own company they will never lose hope and never be alone again.

Like Bollywood teen queen Alia Bhatt, who gifted herself an army of followers with her AIB Genius of the year video. She literally had the last laugh, on herself or perhaps her dumbness as her defectors would say.

Like Barack Obama, who may not have a funny mirror placed in front of his dais but in every speech he dedicates a phrase or a line to his love for laughing at himself.
Like Jennifer Lawrence, who laughed out loud in her acceptance speech, after she tripped on the red carpet.
You don’t have to go that far, just try any one of these with your kids.
Co-write a funny poem about yourself – This one is me as a mummy.

Click a funny selfie

Imitate your own sombre mood or enjoy seeing them do that

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Confess something – like that one word you cannot pronounce. Yes that is the art of laughter.

Get your caricature made and laugh

Play standup comedian at your family get together

You can’t even imagine what an important life lesson you will be teaching the next generation by laughing at yourself, I AM SERIOUS! LOL!

Comments (4)

Dontarrious Posted on Jul 21, 2018

I was looking evyhewrere and this popped up like nothing!


P c Posted on May 27, 2015

Interesting . If one laughs three four times in a day then no need to join laughter clubs .


Sumeet Posted on May 25, 2015

Interesting point of view


the bespectacled mother Posted on May 24, 2015

The most entertaining documentary :D


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