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Forum Post: "The human race has only one really effective weapon, and that is laughter."

Posted 7 years ago on Dec. 23, 2011, 10:58 p.m. EST by TIOUAISE (2526)
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"The human race has only one really effective weapon, and that is laughter. The moment it arises, all your irritations and resentments slip away and the sunny spirit takes their place." - Mark Twain

Happy Hanukah, Winter Solstice, Christmas Eve New Moon, Christmas and welcoming in the long-awaited 2012 year of transformation.

Good Cheer, Love and Light!!!

May we all see the light.... yes, including the trolls!

P.S. By the way, there is in my mind NO CONTRADICTION whatsoever between taking our grave problems seriously AND keeping a healthy sense of humor...

Many of you have read or at least heard of Dr. Viktor Frankl's best-selling book, "Man's Search For Meaning", about his years in the concentration camp at Auschwitz. What were the TWO things that kept him alive through this unspeakable ordeal? The first one : having A REASON TO LIVE, which gave him the will to survive againt all odds. And can you guess number two? That's right, folks: KEEPING A GOOD SENSE OF HUMOR. You mean they cracked jokes in Auschwitz? YOU BET - and according to Frankl, that's what kept him alive.

LIFE - LOVE - LAUGHTER

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[-] 1 points by JadedCitizen (4277) 7 years ago

Should women have children after 35?

No, 35 children are enough.

[-] 1 points by Windsofchange (1044) 7 years ago

Okay, let me share the gift of good humor. Here is one of my old time favorite funniest commercial. I am a huge animal lover (and have a number of cats), so no matter how many times I see this video. It always has me busting at the seams laughing. It is not a Holiday commercial. Anyway, here it is.

http://youtu.be/Pk7yqlTMvp8

People probably think I am crazy for posting this, but I think we need to take a breather and laugh our you-know-whats off. This forum can get a bit intense at times. There is a lot going on, but as the old saying goes laughter is good medicine. Peace.

[-] 1 points by 4TheHumanSocietyProject (504) 7 years ago

This is the year of enlightenment !! You are not crazy!

[-] 1 points by Windsofchange (1044) 7 years ago

Thank you. I thought the trolls would rake me over coal for posting that.

Happy Holidays once hoping for a very enlightened New Year.

[-] 0 points by TIOUAISE (2526) 7 years ago

Thank you for sharing that! I just added a "P.S." to my post which I thought you might enjoy:

"By the way, there is in my mind NO CONTRADICTION whatsoever between taking our grave problems seriously AND keeping a healthy sense of humor...

Many of you have read or at least heard of Dr. Viktor Frankl's best-selling book, "Man's Search For Meaning", about his years in the concentration camp at Auschwitz. What were the TWO things that kept him alive through this unspeakable ordeal? The first one : having A REASON TO LIVE, which gave him the will to survive againt all odds. And can you guess number two? That's right, folks: KEEPING A GOOD SENSE OF HUMOR. You mean they cracked jokes in Auschwitz? YOU BET - and according to Frankl, that's what kept him alive."

LIFE - LOVE - LAUGHTER

[-] 1 points by Windsofchange (1044) 7 years ago

Oh, I agree with Dr. Frankl's philosophy. We all have a purpose here on earth and mustn't lose sight of it, and as I said before laughter is good medicine for the soul.

Wishing you much peace in this crazy, crazy world.

Winds of Change

[-] -1 points by kingscrossection (1203) 7 years ago

Here's an out there idea. Maybe the fated 2012 change in the world is the change OWS wants to create.

[-] 1 points by 4TheHumanSocietyProject (504) 7 years ago

This change was going to happen without ows help or not. It is the transition period into actually being Civilized.

[-] -2 points by Occufridazzle (-19) 7 years ago

Amen to that. Life is too short to be taken so seriously. The OWS folks need to lighten up a little. When I was young I didn't give one shit about politics or politicians. Hell I still don't. They play with a stacked deck and we might as well enjoy our lives for the short time we have. Laughter is the best stress relief ever! Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah.

[-] -3 points by MASTERdBATER2 (56) 7 years ago

Occupy has brought me much laughter. Thank you for the well wishes.

[-] 3 points by TIOUAISE (2526) 7 years ago

May you never forget to regularly laugh AT YOURSELF... :)

[-] 3 points by XaiverBuchsIV (508) 7 years ago

I'd prefer to laugh at MASTERBAITER2, but he's not funny.

[-] -2 points by Occufridazzle (-19) 7 years ago

Xaiver, don't think that you are not appreciated here cause you are. The world would be a rather dull and boring place without you. Thank you so much for the laughter. God Bless and Merry Christmas

[+] -4 points by MASTERdBATER2 (56) 7 years ago

You just haven't been reading enough

http://occupywallst.org/forum/natural-selection/

[+] -4 points by turak (-812) 7 years ago

What a bunch of bullshit you see any unemployed people laughing? You see any people whose homes were repossessed by banks laughing? You see any dead corpses mowed down by machine guns laughing? You see any women that was raped laughing about it? You shit stinking freaks and your isolation-chamber culture of computer-consumer-commercial propaganda unreality stink to high heaven.

[-] 2 points by TIOUAISE (2526) 7 years ago

I just added a P.S. to my post. I hope it will be helpful to you:

P.S. By the way, there is in my mind NO CONTRADICTION whatsoever between taking our grave problems seriously AND keeping a healthy sense of humor...

Many of you have read or at least heard of Dr. Viktor Frankl's best-selling book, "Man's Search For Meaning", about his years in the concentration camp at Auschwitz. What were the TWO things that kept him alive through this unspeakable ordeal? The first one : having A REASON TO LIVE, which gave him the will to survive againt all odds. And can you guess number two? That's right, folks: KEEPING A GOOD SENSE OF HUMOR. You mean they cracked jokes in Auschwitz? YOU BET - and according to Frankl, that's what kept him alive.

LIFE - LOVE - LAUGHTER

[+] -4 points by turak (-812) 7 years ago

Puke on your stinking mass murder laughter. Laughter about WHAT? Laughing as they go to the gas chamber? That kind of laughter is the last resort of VICTIMS and slaves who can't do anything when they are being SLAUGHTERED.

If you want to laugh about something: laugh when you are HAPPY: not when you are sad.

This reversal of the function of laughter is one of the sickest aspects of your commercial slave mentality mass-culture of brainwashed freaks giggling as they are herded and manipulated by their owners while doing nothing to stop their oppression and not fighting back.

[-] 2 points by nucleus (3291) 7 years ago

While it is not politically correct to laugh at the disabled, I will make an exception in your case. You were apparently put on Earth just to make the rest of us feel better about ourselves.

"There but for the grace of god go I."

[-] 5 points by Jehovah (113) 7 years ago

You should capitalize the name of the Lord, my son.

Regarding turak, you are correct. He is an example of how not to behave.

[-] -1 points by turak (-812) 7 years ago

You are an example of how not to exist. And stick your fucking Jewish god back up your fucking Jewish asshole: because that is where he came from.

[-] 2 points by Jehovah (113) 7 years ago

You should consider this carefully, my son.

Others here have offered advice that would be beneficial to you, and you have responded with bitterness and brutality. Those are not Christian values, my son.

[-] -3 points by turak (-812) 7 years ago

You're a fucking imbecile

Laughing at the truth is a defense mechanism

get that through your fucking freaked out brain

[-] 4 points by nucleus (3291) 7 years ago

Borderline personality disorder

Borderline personality disorder is a condition in which people have long-term patterns of unstable or turbulent emotions, such as feelings about themselves and others.

These inner experiences often cause them to take impulsive actions and have chaotic relationships.

Causes, incidence, and risk factors

The causes of borderline personality disorder (BPD) are unknown. Genetic, family, and social factors are thought to play roles.

Risk factors for BPD include:

Abandonment in childhood or adolescence

Disrupted family life

Poor communication in the family

Sexual abuse

This personality disorder tends to occur more often in women and among hospitalized psychiatric patients.

[-] -3 points by turak (-812) 7 years ago

insane freak reverse perceptions reversing perceptions a classic defense mechanism against the truth you dumb fucking imbecile: you're talking about yourself

[-] 2 points by nucleus (3291) 7 years ago

Dude, you need professional help. There are drugs and treatment programs available to help you. All you need is to want to get better.

[-] -2 points by turak (-812) 7 years ago

when you don't know who you're talking to and what you're talking about shut your fucking freak mouth.

you think the answer to all your problems is drugs America is the No drug crazed society in the world you take more drugs than any other people in the world what you need to get is a life and to get off this forum: freak

[-] 1 points by nucleus (3291) 7 years ago

Calm down, anxiety only exacerbates BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder).

[-] -2 points by turak (-812) 7 years ago

Go fuck yourself freak: What you need to do is get off your drugs and stop posting your shit garbage on this forum

[-] 4 points by XaiverBuchsIV (508) 7 years ago

Wow, what a deranged freak!

[-] -2 points by turak (-812) 7 years ago

you are a fucking deranged freak all of you sick trolls here on this forum need to be kicked OFF this forum every single one of you

[-] 1 points by XaiverBuchsIV (508) 7 years ago

That would certainly end your career here.

[-] -2 points by richardkentgates (3269) 7 years ago

Troll v Troll - lmfao. Best x-mas gift ever!

[-] 1 points by turak (-812) 7 years ago

That is how sick and lonely and isolated and lonely you are: trolling forums because you have no life

[-] 1 points by richardkentgates (3269) 7 years ago

lashing out! how cute. does it make you feel powerful?

[-] 1 points by 4TheHumanSocietyProject (504) 7 years ago

Why are you so mad . If you have such a problem with it... Help people. My opinion of course. I just dont think being negative will actually solve anything.

[-] -1 points by turak (-812) 7 years ago

reality is not being negative you fucking imbecile

dead zombies like you that have no human emotions: because you are not an integrated human being you cannot interpret reality correctly.

Asshole like you have a standard knee-jerk reaction to anyone how is a human being. You are reversing the reality of your own negative shit.

I am positive: not negative. Only negative fucking imbeciles laugh when they're being herded into a slaughter house to be killed.

As long as you sit on your ass and do nothing but laugh: nobody can help you: you ass. You first have to stand up and fight before anyone can help you in your fight against the corruption of the civilization you exist inside.

You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink.

Before you can stand up and fight: you need to identify what you're fighting against, and who your enemies are. You haven't done this correctly. Only after you drink in the harsh facts and SWALLOW them and face them and admit them and digest them can you perceive the reality of your situation.

In your situation: laughter is only appropriate. inside your community between people you know and respect and like: not laughing about 6 million people who were massacred. They were not laughing when they died.

Get your fucking values straight you fucking zombie. I'm helping you face reality. You don't want to face reality, that's not my problem. That's YOUR problem. Deal with it.

[-] 1 points by 4TheHumanSocietyProject (504) 7 years ago

I am sorry you are so negative. You are being violent. Not judging you just making a observation. Love is the key to this problem. Hate will only bring more hate. So please stop hating so much. I love to help people. I understand there is something terribly wrong with this world. He obviously meant laughing in a good way. Not cynically laughing at 6 million people dead people. Please think logically before letting your emotions consume you. Love yourself and love the world.

[-] 0 points by Jflynn64 (337) 7 years ago

You lost me with that rant, what 6 million people?

[-] -1 points by turak (-812) 7 years ago

I was referring to that freak who used the example of the survivors of the Nazi death camps LAUGHING during their ordeal... in those death camps as an 'example' of how people should use laughter.

If you were put into a Nazi death camp: would you be laughing? I DON'T THINK SO

[-] 0 points by Jflynn64 (337) 7 years ago

Raped and mowed down?

[-] 0 points by turak (-812) 7 years ago

the people in the death camps suffered horrible fates the asshole who tried to used the example of the victims inside Nazi death camps as an EXAMPLE;

AS AN EXAMPLE!!!

to show all of you idiots how to LAUGH!!!

is so unbelievable SICK and disgusting: words cannot describe the revulsion I have for shitheads who post that kind of garbage.

Try laughing when someone kills you DEAD

GO AHEAD you mother fucking idiot.

try it.

You can 'laugh' only as long as you are SAFE hiding anonymously in your fucking room: so watch what you choose to laugh at