Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Laugh for no reason

American philosopher, William James, put it very clearly:

"We do not sing because we are happy, we are happy because we sing."

If you want to be happy, find the happiest song you know and sing it. It works. Not always in the first few moments, but if you keep singing, it works.

Laughter itself can also makes you laugh.

"What is the one thing that makes you feel like singing?"

"What gets you in the mood to dance?"

The next time you ask someone to dance, and he/she says, "I don't feel like dancing," you may reply, "That's because you are not dancing!"

C. Steve; 100 ways to motivate yourself


smallkucing said...

Snowdrops and daffodils~
butterflies and bees~
sailboats and fishermen~
things of the sea~
wedding bells~
early morning dew~
all kinds of everything remind me of you~

Such a happy song

wenn said...

haha, u made me smile n I m singing it too..

Shingo T said...

I have bookmark your blog, Wenn.

This is a great site for quotes.

In life, we often need to be reminded the simple things in life that we take for granted.

Gotta sing and dance! Ciao! ^_^

mNhL said...

nice quote. I love to sing too... but in the bathroom. haha... and indeed happy songs make me happy while sad songs will make me cry.

Denesa said...

An informative new site! wonder my elder son cannot stop singing. So it is because it makes him happy:)

ChrisAu said...

Yes yes..... when u smile u r no longer sad. whwen u work, u r no longer procrastinate. when u faced your fear, you are no longer afraid.

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