I listen to a lot of podcasts. They’re an entertaining and informative way to pass time in the car, on a run or even if you can’t sleep. “q” on CBC is one of my go to’s. I’ve stuck with it through the scandals this past year, and I’m enjoying the new host, Shad. I listened to an April 22 episode where Shad was interviewing David Shore, canadian writer and producer. It was a great interview. Shore said, somewhat tongue in cheek, that the older he gets, the more he likes people who agree with him and make him laugh. That made me smile. It’s so true!
There’s tremendous comfort in having people around who agree with your beliefs and ideas. Constant struggle can be tiring, especially as I get older. So I get where Shore is coming from. Still, I don’t want to be someone that only surrounds themselves with like minded people at work, at leisure and at home. Diversity of opinion does make my life richer. I know it’s important to continue to engage with those who may disagree with me so we can understand each other better. I just need a break now and then!
And that break can come with the other half of that statement. Laughing is awesome! I so value the people who provoke giggles. Silly jokes, physical comedy, bad puns – they all make me laugh! The more you laugh, the better you feel and the happier you are. I recently wrote another post about laughter because the older I get, the more I believe in the power of laughter. It can save you. It definitely saves me.