BEING CHEERFUL FOR HEALTH AND PYSCHOLOGICAL STABILITY

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Kissinger Bukar

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BEING CHEERFUL FOR HEALTH AND PYSCHOLOGICAL STABILITY

The present economic depression and security challenges facing the country has made it necessary for Nigerians to find means to be cheerful and laugh where there is the reason so as to maintain their physical and mental stability.Indeed the issue of being happy and cheerful is the desire of every individual especially in a country like Nigeria. This is considering the emotional pressure caused by among others the global fall in price of crude oil leading to short fall in revenue accruing to government thereby affecting economic status of people. There is then the security situation particularly insurgency in the northern part while the southern part is characterized by armed robbery and kidnapping among others.Also right now many Nigerians are worried about the safety of the fast approaching unavailability funds due to shortfall in price of oil in the international market. These have caused many to be sad considering the fact that personally there is little they can do to change the situation. There are then family and personal problems which combined to make many people frustrated and depressed.However laughter and the need for people to be cheerful is very important for physical and emotional stability. Generally, it is accepted that laughter is the best medicine. To further buttress this point, doctors have on several occasions ascribed to situation where individuals could find happy mood and laugh as it help greatly in reducing mental stress.The concept of deriving the benefits of laughter and cheerfulness date as far back as when clowns were used to make kings laugh in their palaces in the sixteenth century in ancient Egypt.In recent times, individuals who play roles similar to clowns are hired to feature at gatherings to speak on issues in a light manner to make the audience laugh. This is common during social ceremonies and special events where notable personalities are in attendance.In Nigeria, several individuals have elevated this to a professional level and from time to time do organize events to entertain gatherings. One of such occasion is the Night of a thousand Laugh. There are other avenues such as during weddings and similar occasions where Masters of Ceremony give out jokes to entertain guests. Similarly, the film industry in Nigeria has provided many comedies for public use.There are people who watch cartoons, especially designed to be entertaining and humorous. In fact there have been cases in which medical personnel advise depressed patients to watch such humorous movies as a way of slacking emotional pressure. In fact, it is scientifically proved that when a person frowns more muscles are stressed while on the other hand a smile loosens such muscles, which makes the face fresh and the person appear younger.The truth is that with time it has come to be accepted that laughter and being happy improves health status. This is evident when one considers the increase in the sales of especially comic related movies as well as increasing use of comedians to similar public gatherings. It is such that many people are ever willing to pay huge sums to be humored and be in a cheerful mood. Moreover being cheerful attracts a good will from others. It also makes one to be on top of the situation.It has to be said that those who are humorous so many friends and admirers. Due to such association they tend to gain favours and generally succeed in life. Also they appear friendly and lived longer as well as remain healthier.The tendency for them to pensive depressed, discouraged and more likely to fall sick is low. In other words, such persons are positive in approach, optima, hopeful and take life as it comes without giving up.It is in the light of this that to find reason to be happy and laugh could be seen in the efforts of the government to provide the needed support to enable security and while basic amenities such as roads, hospitals and portable drinking water is made available. This is to enable the people experience a turn from what is previously obtainable where basic amenities are simply not available.It should be noted that even at the family level and place of work, one who hardly smile, laugh and is not jovial is naturally feared and considered as wicked. Of course, seeing issues from the lighter side does not make one unserious or uncommitted, rather it opens up opportunities to consider issues as summon table  due to positive attitude.Therefore despite the hard times and general unfavorable environment Nigerians need to be more positive and look at things from the lighter side.Indeed it is this approach and the disposition of Nigerians to consider issues from the humorous side that at one time earned them the position of the happiest people on earth. This may be the reason why the nation has survived calamities like the present insurgency, herder/farmer clashes as well as flood and seem always to come out stronger each time


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