Have you ever heard the saying, “Laughter is the best medicine?”
It reminds me of Jack Handy’s observation; “Dad always thought laughter was the best medicine, which I guess is why several of us died of tuberculosis.” The saying is slightly off according to a new study, which found that happiness is the best medicine. Some might argue that if you’re laughing you’re obviously happy, but I would point out the many villains we see who laugh uproariously but are soon dispensed with by the end of the movie. Being dead does not qualify as being healthy.
Anyway, the Wired article says that while laughter is good for you, being genuinely happy is best.