To draw attention to the importance of laughing and make people more laugh
Wat gaan we doen?
In the week of 7 Days of Inspiration, we are going to walk in the city centre of Groningen. We will be dressed prominent in order to attract the attention. We will do this probably by printed T-shirts. Then we are going to give the people passing by a card with a smiley with the following sentence (in Dutch):
- Een dat niet gelachen, is een dag niet geleefd.
- Heeft U vandaag al minimaal 15 keer gelachen?
- Lachen vermindert stress en maakt mensen mooier.
We are also going to talk to them about laughing: do they know the importance of laughing, how do they feel about laughing, do they laugh a lot, and if not, why not?
Wat zijn de resultaten?
Laughing has positive effects on our body and our mind and that is exactly the reason why people should laugh more. Scientific research has proved that lauging is very healthy. When we laugh, our brains produce endorphin, 'the hormone of happiness'. This hormone also works as a tranquillizer and a sedative medicament.
Laughing also reduces stress, depression, worries and insomnia. Therfore, it is very important that people laugh enough. This is not just for themselves to have a happier life, but this also is good for the whole society, for it reduces ilnesses and unhappiness.