Life , and the Lessons we Learn !

Before I begin this post, let me tell you, I’m obsessed with this Laughing Phenomenon. You don’t understand? Ok, Read my earlier post on, Laughing Your Way to a 100 Years of Life!
Now that you have a fair idea, Read on.
I’m a big fan of “Just for Laughs Gags”. The music with which the show starts, is just amazing. I used to watch it when it was aired in Pogo and now I make it a point to watch it when it is aired in Zee Cafe.
If you ask me to mention one reason why I would watch it again and again, I have that one very reason. The show makes me smile. It makes me laugh (which in turn would increase my lifespan, {Yes, I believe in that} ), It makes me laugh like I’ve nothing to be bothered about and makes my heart light and my mind fresh. It rejuvenates me!
Whenever I used to feel weighed down by thinking a lot, I used to try and divert my mind and focus on something which would make me feel better. Tom and Jerry, have for long helped me in that aspect. Every worry would just vanish when I see them. I owe them a lot. A little later, I happened to watch “Just for Laughs” and there is no looking back ever since. They seem to work wonders for me, just when I need one. The timing is worth mentioning.
The other day, I had come home early from work and I was watching this episode of “Just for Laughs”, as usual rolling with laughter till it hurt. Only then I realized how Life could be better if we adopted a few, err..”principles” from the show. Allow me to elaborate.
Laugh. A lot.
I am a person, who starts laughing at the drop of a hat! All that I have to do is, to either see someone else laughing or hear someone else laughing. Now that’s not the point. The point is that, at any time irrespective of whether I’m sad or upset, I can start laughing  and believe me that is exactly what I would be looking forward to , given the state of my mind. Laughing is so easy. A great Stress Buster. I have this ringtone which would make me laugh every time I listen to it. So when I feel things aren’t going the way I want them to, I listen to it. Sometimes I think of a funny cartoon, or a joke or some incident and divert my mind.
This show would definitely help you laugh, a Lot!
Don’t take life TOO seriously.
I stress on the word “Too”. Yes, Life has to be taken with the right spirit. We need to know when to take things light and when we have to sit up and take things seriously. But the problem with most of us is that, we tend to take it a bit too seriously. Yes, work is important, I totally agree. But there are  other things which are as important as work. Like Family, friends, leisure activities and hobbies. They provide us the relaxation which we need after a hard day’s work. They refill our energy levels and help us take some time off work. So give importance to the other small things in life as well.
The people on the show play small (harmless) pranks on others. Come on, what is Life without a bit of fun now and then?
 Spend time for others.
Ok, Enough about ourselves. There are so many people who are facing the same troubles as we are. Why not take some time off and spend it with them, helping them come out of their miseries, assuring them that everything would be fine and making them laugh? In a way, that would help us also.That moment when you see someone smiling because of you, the sense of contentment that comes, cannot be expressed even by Wordsworth!
When you watch the show you would be amazed by how much people spend time for others without thinking twice.
Help others irrespective of who they are.
This is something which I don’t come across often. Even I hesitate to help a total stranger, if the situation is slightly suspicious. But here, in this Show, people  never hesitate to extend a helping hand, irrespective of what colour, age or occupation the person is. I was amazed at the spirit of those people. They have no idea who they are helping, but they have it in them to help others. Wouldn’t  the world be a lot better if we helped those around us? What goes around, comes around. So when we are in dire need of help, we would definitely be helped by others in some way.
Having said so, All of us wish Life was better. We tend to feel that others live more comfortably than us and things always seem to work fine for all others, but for us. Just Remember one thing, you might complain about the way you live, but there are probably a few people who would do anything to lead a live that you live. So if there is one thing we should all learn,  it would be to have a sense of content. Being content with what we have, honestly, will take us a long way in the journey of Life.
So stay simple. Don’t complicate things. Watch “Just for Laughs”  and laugh to your heart’s content!

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  1. dont take life too seriously……spot on advice Ash..and something i have been banging my head telling all my friends too….there is no specif time or place to relax and take it easy..postponing having fun- for the right day means the right day never ever turns up and you never get to have any fun in your life at all….carpe diem….and great write up..this one i enjoyed reading immensely

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  2. Very Simple, sensible and practical advice; importantly something that even a 10 year old can relate to.

    The principles that you have mentioned above are what form the foundation of most spirituality manuals – so consider yourself promoted to Social Philosopher from this moment onward :P.

    Cheers 🙂

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  3. Ashwini,what better way to start a new day with positive vibes from a post like this:) I agree that laughter is the best medicine and even in worst of times one can find things to laugh at:)I endorse what you wrote in toto!

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  4. Thats why they say SMILE and the world Smiles with you..

    I try my best to follow this principle but then sometimes Life does take over..

    and lovely posts as these make sure that I do smile each time i read , so thank you for today's smile 🙂 God bless

    Bikram's

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  5. Yup sometimes a small joke is enough to end up mood swings or to come out of a terrible situation. her'es one more boon of laughter..I have heard it prevents wrinkles ! grt na?
    so wish u stay laughing ,long live and wrinkle free too

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  6. Laughter is indeed the best medicine.
    A very interesting thought which I read in Scotland: 'Keep smiling, people would think you know something they don't' 🙂

    And on an other note, doesn't one's heart automatically cheer up when you see a smiling face!! Such a positive post. Wonderful start to the week.

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  7. True. I along with my wife and 5 year old kid make it a point to watch Mr.Bean daily. It's a good half an hour good laughs . It's so refreshing.

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  8. How can one survive without laughing? JFL is hilarious and also those TV informatics which are dubbed. And courtesy Alok we used to watch lot of these shows. A refreshing article. The child in me in wide awake now…

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  9. Even I believe in the laughing principle. Whenever I feel bored, sad, tired or too lazy to do anything, I watch Friends. I've already watched the entire series 'n' number of times, I still do! Refreshind post to read! 🙂

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  10. Thank you Doc. Glad to know that you enjoyed it 🙂 Yes, we cannot plan to have fun, it should happen then and there. I don't mean to say work is not important . Of course it is, but people should give importance to other things as well. Life shouln't be take too seriously!

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  11. Ha ha. From a Blogger to a Philosopher? People might not listen to philosophers again and again , but somehow people reason Blogs again and again . So I'll stay content with where I am now 🙂
    Thank you 🙂

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  12. Thank You Sir. happy that this post gave you a positive start for the daY 🙂 . Yes sir, laughing is more like a habit, once you get used to it, you will find it comforting , even in moments of distress. Thank You 🙂

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  13. Ah, Bikram. This post made you smile? That is the biggest compliment this post can get. Thank You 🙂
    And yes, life does take over at times. It's perhaps only then we realize the value and the impact of smiling and laughing 🙂

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  14. wrinkle free? Wow..That's some information . Thank You for sharing , now we have another reason to laugh and smile, don't we? 🙂
    And I agree, even the smallest of jokes in the most saddest of times would do us a lot better.

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  15. Indeed 🙂 .They say sMILE , it makes people wonder what you are up to. and you are bang on, Seeing a smiling face would automatically cheer us and boost our morale 🙂

    Glad to know that this post is so full of positive vibes 🙂

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  16. Beleive me Saru, some people find it so difficult to take a moment from their schedule to share a good laugh. and Yes, it's so refreshing and it gives us a great positive spirit. 🙂

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  17. Tell me about it. I've probably watched the entire season in bits and pieces but still every time I watch it, I laugh again for the same jokes. I en up feeling so rejuvenated 🙂

    Thank You 🙂

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  18. I remember, coming home from Office and climbing up the stairs and the three of you laughing loudly without a care in the world, watching Just For Laughs Gags and America's Funniest Videos in Pogo channel. That carefree laughter of my family made the work stress vanish.

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  19. Very Nice POst…True, there would be so many ready to give anything to be in the position that we are! Very thought provoking! And I love Tom & Jerry too 🙂

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  20. I don't miss a chance t sit back and laugh. Love then be it watching a prog on tv chatting with a friend. me and nephew sit together to watch JLG, tom and jerry, Mr bean, comedy stars, and almost anything that can leave us ROFL.

    “you might complain about the way you live, but there are probably a few people who would do anything to lead a live that you live.” Borrowing that from you for tomorrow. I'm gonna put that up on my desk notice board. I hope you won't mind. 🙂

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  21. Nice post, as you said the opening theme music itself brings some energy and makes fresh. i loved the show very much and after that in POGO they will telecast TAKESHI'S CASTLE which is also one of my favourite.

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  22. Awww such a lovely post, smile is back on my face Ash. I too used to watch JFL since the days it used to be aired on Pogo and now on Zee Cafe. I still make it a point to watch the re-runs of Friends and Big Bang Theory at least once a day, just to get my day's quota of laughter. I'll forget all the life's problems and literally laugh out loud for those 30 minutes. I am an optimistic person so I will invariably be happy and laughing even in the most difficult and tough situations. 🙂

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  23. Wow Akshay. Your spirit of optimism is well known to all of us. I'm so happy to hear those words from you… 30. Mins of these shows making you forget all worries and savour the lively moments. Great Akshay ! 🙂

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  24. Rightly said ,Ashwini! Lau8ghter is the best medicine as it relieves one from so many negative feelings and emotions. Moreover, it comes for free. As they say,

    mushkilein gham ki khushi se kaat de insaan hai woh
    kuchh nahin pehlu mein ik hansta hua dil chahiye !

    Nice post !

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