Comedian Jackie Loeb explains just why the laughter of women is our most powerful weapon.
Listen! Frolicking about in the sky. It’s loud, contagious, can permeate through any bad situation. High pitched, guttural, resonant, bellowing. No one can resist or repel it. Look out… It’s women’s laughter. Everyone run for cover!
I just read the above paragraph to a friend of mine. She told me it sounded a bit “abstruse”. She then asked me what abstruse meant. I said I didn’t know. We both started laughing. Such is the power of laughter: Able to make vocabulary challenged ladies like ourselves forget our own language limitations, albeit for just a couple of giggles.
Laughter is an expression of a communal understanding. When we laugh we acknowledge the nuances of our relationships, our flaws, strengths and clout. Laughter is what unifies all women. It’s an all-inclusive involuntary action we all experience and it sounds pretty much the same regardless of where we live in the world. How empowering to know all women are bilingual and can laugh in any language. We really are a smart gender!
Laughter has been scientifically proven to have numerous health benefits. According to a medical website I just perused, laughter can strengthen your immune system, boost your energy, diminish pain, and protect you from the damaging effects of stress. Laughter has the potential to eliminate the need for doctor’s appointments and waiting in line at the chemist, thus leaving us women more time to wait in line at the bank, post office and outside the school principal’s office. See, laughter is the only time management app any woman really needs.
I have a friend who due to a physical ailment is forced to use a walking stick. She was pointing out all the perks of being out in public with her stick.
“My walking stick is like a magic wand, it gets me a seat on the bus, a discounted movie ticket and keeps undesirable men away.”