Thursday, September 4, 2008

How Self-Entertained Are You?

Recently come across somewhere, a Chinese proverb that says, “Blessed are they that laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be entertained.”
Well I must be very well entertained lately, as lately that seems to be all that I seem to be doing! Laughing at myself, that is! But only where appropriate! There are some things that should never be laughed at, but on the other hand, where we have, whether intentionally or unintentionally, made a goose of ourselves, then we shouldn’t take it to heart and brood over it, but laugh about it and move on. At least that is my motto in life.
What about you? Can you laugh at yourself too, where appropriate? Or do you get uptight at even the very thought that someone might laugh at you? Do you need to lighten up a little and take yourself and life a little less seriously? Now I am not talking of going to the extreme of the other way and treat everything as a Joke, but when things happen that you can no longer control, can you see the same funny side, like the others also looking on?
Again I am not saying make a fool of yourself to entertain others, but where things do go wrong and there is a funny side to it, do join in the laughter, even if it is all at your expense! Laugh then, and then resolve not to make the same mistake again and move on. Yes learn the lesson or lessons from it, but then file it away and leave it there. Forget it and move on laughing not moodily. Again that’s my point of view! What’s yours?

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