Laughter and crying are closely linked from a psychological and physiological standpoint. Think of the last time someone told you a joke that made you buckle up with laughter and you could hardly control yourself. You felt a tingling sensation all over it, right? It is because our brain released endorphins into our system that gave you what was once described as a natural high and is the same experience that drug addicts get when they take dope.
People who have trouble with laughing at the tough times in life often turn to drugs and alcohol to achieve the same feeling that endorphin induced laughter produces. Alcohol loosens inhibitions and lets people laugh more, which releases endorphins. This is why most well- adjusted people laugh more when they drink alcohol, while unhappy people become even more despondent or even violent. Some people drink alcohol and take drugs to try to feel how happy people feel normally. Paul Ekman found that one of the reasons we are attracted to smiling and laughing faces is because they can actually affect our automatic nervous system. Come to think of it, If you are surrounded with miserable , unhappy people you will also like become miserable and depressed just like those people.
Now, what are you? Do you belong to the people who drink to release endorphins, to make you laugh. Or , do you belong to the adjusted type of people who laugh out loud easily. Let's smile every time we get the chance to smile. Laugh to tears once in a while, it feels good.