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I Keep My Sanity Through Laughter

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 224 People

    Laughing Has Made My Life Livable

    It feels better to laugh so hard you cry, but I have been known to cry so hard I laugh, lol  
    BeTheBestMe BeTheBestMe 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 9, 2008

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    To Keep From Blowin Up I Laugh

    The worst thing in the world could happen and i would just laugh. i can be compleatly pissed off and yelling at someone and i will just start to laugh. i hate it at times when im trying to be seriouse.
    kodyrivera kodyrivera 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 25, 2012

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    Laughter

    Laughter,Way to go,When sanity,Needs keeping at bay,Lose it,You're a loser,Keep it,You're a winner!
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Jan 15, 2012

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    It Keeps You Sane.

    it would be funny if life wasn`t so sad.i find so much of what goes on funny.life is full of just plain funny moments.it`s just were to busy or upset to notice.i try to see those moments and cherish them.they are to far and to few.
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 1 Response Mar 29, 2009

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    So.

     Yeah... I laugh at everything. Even at inappropriate things. But, if I didn't laugh, I'd just cry and I'd rather not do that.
    kleisse kleisse 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 18, 2008

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    The Only Way

    If I couldn't laugh at how ridiculous some of the things going on in the world today are, I would have gone mad long ago.
    sevenbrokenmirrors sevenbrokenmirrors 31-35, M Apr 26, 2011

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    Tough Neighborhood

    Boy... tough neighborhood.. I put my hand in some cement and felt another hand. In the school I went to, they asked a kid to prove the law of gravity and he threw the teacher out of the window. I went to a freak show and they let me in for free. Last Halloween a kid tried to rip...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 4, 2011

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    Lol

    i smile alot to hide alot of things and to keep me from getting reallllyyy pissed at ppl. i do it alot lol, i wonder if that healthy
    y0shi y0shi 16-17 1 Response Aug 2, 2009

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    Sanity Is Not to Be Taken Lightly

    I've been in the hospital around some very strange people during the war when there were too many wounded and not enough space so those who were "shell-shocked" and those of us with body wounds were altogether.  One morning, when the Sergeant yelled attention and...
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 3 Responses Nov 4, 2008

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    Modiwolfshit Modiwolfshit 41-45, M 2 Responses Oct 17

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    I Don't Know How I Would Have Gotten Through It...

    My one other story on here so far is one about a car accident. The place that the accident occurred couldn't have been better, because we were among many friends who really cared for us. I had to deal with all the phone calls and everything at first since my parents were both in...
    Pulchritudinous Pulchritudinous 18-21 Jul 22, 2011

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    It Actually Works..

    If laughter did not exist, I would be a very miserable person and my life would be pointless to be living. I'm always stressed out and depressed but my sense of humor and laughter is what keeps me sane!!
    AuntTammy AuntTammy 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 1, 2008

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    Or Maybe I Laugh So Often Cos I'm Insane!

    Oh my, what a twist on that concept. Geez, I had to go and freak myself out...and everything was going so well :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 17, 2011

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    Laughter Through Tears

    One of my favorite movie lines is from "Steel Magnolias," where Dolly Parton's character says, "Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion." This experience really resonates with me; to feel deep sorrow over a lost loved one, tears streaming down your face...
    bluegreensea bluegreensea 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 10, 2009

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    Absolutely!

    It may be weird and demented, but its how I deal so there. :P
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21 22-25, F 6 Responses Sep 26, 2008

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    The holiday season, Thanksgiving in particular, is not an easy time for me. I struggle at this time each year because I lost my Grandfather on Thanksgiving morning some years back...
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    cyclone80 cyclone80 31-35, M 5 Responses Nov 11

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    I am talking about the laughter of happiness here, not the laughter of fear. Happiness is everything. It causes the sun to climb from the horizon every morning, and salutes are...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    One of the jobs I've enjoyed through my life was teaching eighth grade U.S. History and English. Because I'm good at hiding what's really going on inside, I tend to clown around...
    brokenat5 brokenat5 61-65, M 1 Response Nov 3

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    Hold my hand and guide me through the flamesBlindfold me so I will not turn to look back at the ashesHelp me focus on the wonderful beauty before meYour words of encouragement and...
    Accebere Accebere 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 11

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    If you could recognise me from my little words, or the sound of my laughter, or the way i think..what makes you think that i wouldn't realise that it was you? Didn't it ever cross...
    DNightTrain DNightTrain 26-30, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    The Pope just finished a tour of the East Coast and was taking a limousine to the airport. Since he'd never driven a limo, he asked the chauffeur if he could drive for a while. The...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 5 Responses Oct 27

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    A man and his wife were lying in bed the other night when he noticed she had bought a new book entitled, "What 20 Million American Women Want." He grabbed the book out of her...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 4 Responses Oct 29

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    When I love it is with my whole heart. If we are friends then know that I will care about you forever. Leaving doesn't change that emotion. But the sadness from you leaving our...
    Accebere Accebere 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 30

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    I ALWAYS laugh at the wrong times!!! I remember multiple occasions, but one of the worst was at my best friend's uncle's funeral. My friend had been really close to her uncle, and...
    ThisIsJustForFun ThisIsJustForFun 13-15, F 4 Responses Nov 1

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    Laughter has helped me heal from some truly horrible experiences. It doesn't always happen immediately and there may need to be time to process the situation, but it can happen...
    WistfulPrincess WistfulPrincess 36-40, F Nov 5

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    I dont know why i do... But many people told me that when im around them its impossible not to have a smile or be laughing as I am hilarious. You wouldnt believe how many people...
    Amy107 Amy107 13-15, F Nov 8

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    I will make silly jokes just to laugh. But the best is spontaneous, contagious laughter in a conversation among friends.
    Ahkeylee Ahkeylee 51-55 1 Response Nov 12

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    I have a twisted sense of humor and laugh at some outrageous things, i watched a film called me, myself and irene which depicts a schizophrenic man in the worst most derogatory way...
    SickMofo18 SickMofo18 18-21, M 4 Responses Nov 15

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    I went to a Sussex Skyhawks baseball game one night after working all day. I was EXHAUSTED but my husband really really wanted to go. So I went. My back hurt, it was COLD and it...
    mom4ce mom4ce 51-55, F Nov 16

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    This one time in year 9 we had a field trip to a concert. Our seats were actually behind the orchestra (i assume because they were cheap) so the entire audience of several hundred...
    justnobody1272 justnobody1272 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 16

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    I love hearing it and doing it, like for little kids it's the cutest thing to hear and you can't help but join in. All laughter really is enjoyable as long as it isn't forced and...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 7 Responses Nov 17

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    It can scar. When used by jerks. But it can heal victims. Me was sad. Society bites me. But me reads post me found. Then comments on pic. Pic was quote by...
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 19

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    Laughter is better than sex. If you can make me laugh to the point in which I almost rupture my diaphragm- I'd marry you even if you were a eunuch.
    crazyandclever crazyandclever 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    God was missing for 6 days. Eventually, Michael, The Archangel found him resting on the 7th day. He asked "Where have you been?" God smiled deeply, and proudly pointed downward...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I crave a bit of this in my everyday life. I usually achieve it but it's so much more of a luxurious feeling when it's shared. Luxurious laughter.. odd concept but a real thing, I...
    DiaLuz DiaLuz 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I do love to laugh I know I don't do it often enough. But when I do everyone else starts laughing because my laughter is uncontrollable and sounds ridiculous
    JadeMarieWhalleySeale JadeMarieWhalleySeale 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Just wanted somewhere to write this I guess. I got in a pretty serious relationship when I just turned 17 and it was great for the most part, we could spend whole days together...
    dch29 dch29 22-25, M Oct 28

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    My life right now is total writing that's all i do in my free time either when I'm alone at home or in a quiet place at School. Most of the writings I do have to do with death and...
    BrokenBrittanyLovesDaniel BrokenBrittanyLovesDaniel 13-15, F Nov 6

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    All These SouvenirsI felt you leave before you leftBut I didn’t see you goI longed to hear you say the wordsFor what you couldn’t showThere were the looks, the touch...
    Irisheyes1 Irisheyes1 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 27

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    I do, because I hate when someone tries to downplay your problems to make their own seem worse like it's a contest between who's life is shittier... or the famous 'attention seeker...
    Britt4ny Britt4ny 70+, F 2 Responses Nov 3

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    I just keep telling people that I'll survive. That I'll be okay. That I'm strong.Hell I start to believe it myself half the time. But laying in bed in total darkness, the mind...
    xlovelykittyx xlovelykittyx 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 6

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    I've been through so many experiences I rather just bottle up because of trust issues. I don't believe there's anyone worry enough to keep stuff. I can't express things because I...
    dianaaasuckss dianaaasuckss 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 10

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    Life is a curve ball; one minute, all is well. The next, it's unpredictable and uncalled for. I love my family, even though it doesn't seem so at times. Juggling school and work...
    DiamondPrincess89 DiamondPrincess89 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 13

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    WITHOUT you. There is a quality of lightness to it with an accompanying pit of sickness in my stomach. As in death, time keeps passing as you grow further from the present and fall...
    belayboy belayboy 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 15

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    Love doesn't hurt. When someone tells you, " I miss you so bad, it hurts", don't ever hesitate to come and feel the pain, together.  Being in love IS the greatest vulnerable...
    MyLady9 MyLady9 46-50, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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