What is Important, Pain or Laughter?

Pain and laughter are undoubtedly two potent emotions that effectively help shape and streamline individuals. A dichotomy cannot efficiently be drawn as to which of the two emotions is more important, especially, when we see both emotions paving paths to better Decision Making and problem solving techniques in individuals.

It is better therefore, to view this duo of emotions as an inclusive initiation of a progressive wave.

Pain: A Misunderstood Emotion

Pain is less desired of the two emotions, because people generally believe that pain not only makes them vulnerable, but also hinders their ability to think with clarity. What they fail to realize is how that is not the case. Pain helps people work with clarity under the pressure of emotional upheaval. Pain is what makes you better in your Decision Making and helps enhance your problem solving as well as Decision Making skills.

Laughter: A Tool to Deal with Pain

Studies have found that laughter can have healing properties; and it’s contagious. People who are laughing don’t experience less pain, however they report being less bothered by the pain they do experience. It’s not about changing pain levels. The amount of pain remains the same, but your perceived pain levels reduce and your belief that you can cope increases. Laughter by itself isn’t the solution but it can help a person overcome discomfort.

Laughter, Pain and Individual

When dealing with your individual self you mostly do not bother with hiding the truth, and unlike having to plaster fake laughter to fit in with the society you do not bother channelizing your pain in solitude. The importance of this exact practice in the public sphere needs to be highlighted more.

Laughter, Pain and Social Dynamics

A dire need to differentiate between the importance of pain and laughter emerges when dealing with these emotions on a societal level. Laughter is the preferred form of discourse because it apparently generates vibes of positively, and positively is considered to be an emotion that boasts healthy public discourse. It needs to be understood however, how the social dynamics are not necessarily right in those particular set standards. Pain gives you a better understanding of your own self which in turn makes your public discourse healthier and more productive. It furthermore, enhances your Decision Making abilities as a result of being able to deal with stress.

Maintaining the Balance

We have fairly established the need for the exclusivity of both pain and laughter in not only the personal but also your public sphere of life. We understand how neither of the emotions in isolation are superior to one another. To associate meaning to life one wishes to have command on certain skills like that of Decision Making and problem solving. It is only when you master your emotions and have a command on them is when you can improve those skills, for now you would not have to bother with the liability of unstable emotions.

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