Sometimes stated as scientific fact, others consider it an urban myth: the average pre-schooler laughs about 400 times a day, whilst the typical grown-up laughs just 15 times.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that no matter how the numbers actually fall, the daily laugh gap between kids and adults is definitely quite wide.
Clearly, grown-ups would probably be a lot less stressed and have way more fun if they upped their laugh quota.
But here’s the weird thing: show me an adult that laughs in the ballpark of 40 times a day, and I’ll show you an individual other people would consider a bit weird.
Let’s face it, if you laugh too much, people are liable to think you’re a bit unhinged. Not quite right. That you’ve lost your marbles.
As if it’s a bad thing.
[ Acrylic on watercolor paper, 10 x 14 inches. ]