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Old 06-05-11, 07:06 PM   #1
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I absolutely hate it when people laugh. Some hyena-humans laugh about a thousand times a day. Many people laugh at absolutely nothing. They think it's "cool" to laugh and laugh and laugh throughout the day. They think they are living in a stupid sitcom with a stupid hilarious laughtrack.

I realize that I'm living in a different world than these people. These people have no concept of a life lived in continual depression. But I wouldn't want to be them. I would rather be miserable than laugh at absolutely nothing.
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Old 06-05-11, 07:38 PM   #2
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You're not alone. For some reason it sometimes bothers me hearing or seeing other people being happy while I feel miserable.
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I realize that I'm too sensitive. Laughter shouldn't bother me as much as it does. But some people do believe that they are living in a sitcom. I think that they are very shallow people.
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I think laughter is a good thing. I'll sit there when I'm alone and laugh like an idiot. I do this because I'm a jukebox, and sing whatever comes into my head. It's actually very therapeutic.

Also, I find that exaggerating my laughing response just a little helps around other people. It's not that I laugh at things that aren't funny, I just laugh a little harder. I never ended up doing it on purpose but I noticed myself doing it one day, it was a product of a change that happened in my life. When it happens part of me is always like but I find that I don't care much as long as I'm in a better mood. I'll take it.

Still, I agree in that some people who laugh are annoying, especially when they're completely non-responsive to myself, it's just a minor slap to the ego when I see them laughing with someone else.

Given that I have depression and try to laugh, you may be wrong about other people that you see. Everyone, even people who aren't clinically depressed, probably have something in their life that gets them down continuously, too. This doesn't mean they have it better or worse, I guess it's just something to consider.
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I do understand the fact that some people will laugh more than they ordinarily would because they believe it will help them to feel better and to appear more lively. I can't really fault them for doing this. But when their laughter rings false, the hollowness of it makes it a little painful to listen to.
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But some people do believe that they are living in a sitcom.
I like seeing people happy, smiling and laughing..

but gosh... the quote above is so funny...
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Old 09-27-11, 04:41 PM   #7
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Frankly, I sometimes have an urge to punch whoever's laughing in the face. Just the sounds some people pass off as laughter...
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Old 09-28-11, 05:15 AM   #9
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Some people do have slightly irritating laughs. Jimmy Carr's laughter, for example, sounds like a slightly dim seal. However, generally I find that it doesn't have any negative effect on me, and that it can even be rather contagious at times.
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I have no problems with other peoples' happiness. I don't think there is anything unnatural in being jealous of other people, if you perceive that they have things which you don't.

If I found threat in other peoples' happiness then I would look towards weakness in myself. If I was truly confident and truly at one with myself then there would be no threat there.

It's too easy to assume that nobody out there really 'gets it' and that they are all living in a bubble of blindness and 'sheep mentality'. That is an illusion. All people are people, they all have problems, weaknesses, human failings. They are individuals, regardless of how they talk and dress and act.

Let people laugh and let them be happy. I wouldn't wish my weaknesses on others, I would wish their strengths upon myself.
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