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All forms of laughter are not desirable

The suicide of famed actor and comedian Robin Williams surprised many people. How is it possible that a man with a heart of gold, the king of comedy who could make anybody laugh, one who had what so many aspire to, fell into depression and drug abuse, and in time contracted a disease so bad that he eventually killed himself?

This reminds me of the story of Frank Ferrante, an overweight guy with deep spiritual wounds and an enormous sense of humor who laughed lots, made others laugh, but still felt like dying. The jokes were on him, all self-deprecating. Truth is, Frank hated himself.

Unlike that of Robin Williams, his story has a happy ending though. To cut a long story short, Frank changed his lifestyle and learned – amongst many other things – to stop laughing at but rather to laugh with; not laugh to push away his pain but to embrace it and develop compassion.

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2016-02-28T11:31:47+00:00 Blog Laughter Therapy|

About the Author:

Sebastien Gendry is an American expert on laughter and how to unlock its many benefits to promote wellness and wellbeing in everyday life, at home and at work. A work-related burnout and ensuing journey towards recovery led him to discover and fall in love with the world of therapeutic laughter in the early 2000s. He has since traveled close to one million miles over the past decade offering a variety of laughter and empowerment programs to 1,000s of people on four continents, and continues to do so. [Read more.]

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