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In a way that's what writing humor is like. Getting a reader to laugh is much more difficult than making a reader cry. Moving a reader to tears is kind of like shooting fish in a barrel. But moving someone to laughter...not so easy. I suppose that's because it's prodding a different part of the brain. Well, maybe that's it right there. Tragedy hits us in the heart and Comedy is largely about the brain.
Anyway, there's nothing better than shared laughter. Whether it's those silly, goofy moments spent with friends, or recollecting happy times with family, or that flash of amused recognition with someone you'll never see again...laughter really is the best medicine.