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Laughter really is best medicine

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By Tom Purcell

I missed it again. So did the rest of America.

July 1's unofficial International Joke Day came and went without fanfare.

That's regrettable, because we could all use a good belly laugh right now ― which gave me an idea.

The other day, after hearing more doom-and-gloom news while driving, I said to the Apple CarPlay app on my truck's stereo, "Hey, Siri, tell me a joke."

Siri, Apple's voice-activated digital assistant, replied, "My cat ate a ball of yarn. She gave birth to mittens."

That's an awfully corny joke ― but I laughed so hard, I accidentally steered my truck onto some roadside gravel.

When you laugh like that, it's impossible to be angry ― or to dwell on whatever personal or business challenge may hang over your head

A belly laugh is an antidote to the self-seriousness that's one of the greatest afflictions of modern times.?And with a pandemic........

© The Korea Times