Thoughtful Thursday: Making people laugh

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Thoughtful Thursday: Making people laugh

This is a photo taken of spring flowers at the golden hour.

This is a photo taken of spring flowers at the golden hour.

The Magnet Tribune: Zoe Alvarez

This is a photo taken of spring flowers at the golden hour.

The Magnet Tribune: Zoe Alvarez

The Magnet Tribune: Zoe Alvarez

This is a photo taken of spring flowers at the golden hour.

Zoe Alvarez, Thoughtful Thursday columnist

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Making people laugh. Why does it make us feel so good and warm on the inside?

Especially the person we made laugh. Is it the fact that we actually possess the capability of making people laugh? From a corny joke to a witty comment? When we make people laugh, not just the polite and “oh that’s kind of funny” laugh, a real genuine laugh, it makes us feel on cloud nine. The kind of feeling that some of us can carry around all day. The kind that will make us think “I made someone really laugh today,” at the end of the day.

It boosts our confidence, lightens our mood, and gives us a sense of proudness in many ways. It gives us a sense of importance. No wonder comedians love their job. Making people laugh at your jokes is such a great feeling. Making people truly laugh sometimes makes us question how we as people were able to make someone genuinely laugh. “Was it really that funny?” “Do they actually think I’m funny?” The doubt is always there but the after feeling from making people tops that.

Almost everyone has had that one time where they made their crush laugh, a highly respected figure, a group of friends, or someone who they admire in general. It gives us a cocktail of emotions. Some are proudness, butterflies in the stomach, warmth spread out through the entire body and more. As simple as it all sounds, making people genuinely laugh can be one of the sweetest most rewarding moments ever.

All of us at some point have made people really laugh and we’ve felt like we’re on top of the world. I, the person who can be incredibly sarcastic and witty, has said many things that made people really laugh especially accidentally without proper context (I do not recommend that; there’s always mixed reactions). I can tell you that the feeling is just fantastic. Making people laugh especially when it’s a group of people is one of the best feelings in the world. These are the simple little things that make us feel grand and amazing.

Song for today: Bee-Sting by The Wombats