How’s YOUR Laugh Life

CARLA RIEGER


1994 CONFERENCE PAPER


When was the last time you had some really great…Laughter? Plato, the ancient Greek philosopher, once said, “life was meant to be lived as play”, In Northern European based cultures, most people act as if life was meant to be lived as work, The Protestant Work Ethic seems to permeate the systems and traditions of our society. No pain, no gain, Life was meant to be a struggle, Laughing and playing are a waste of time if you are an adult. When we laugh, it is often in rebellion to having worked like a dog all week, Thank:God It’s Friday! Even in our revelry, there is an underlying feeling of guilt. Dr, R, F. Gumperson once said “Children have more energy after a hard day of play than they do after a good night’s sleep,” The same could be said about adults,


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