Laughing is a non-verbal expression of understanding
and laughing at aging is, in a sense, the very same.
Laughing at aging is understanding people are able to age well.
There is a growing trend toward conscious aging , empowering ourselves to live fully even as we age. Psychology, neurology, and gerontology are giving new meaning to the term "growing" older.
Ways of aging well abound.Growing interest in laughing coincides with a new awareness of human resiliency, of brain plasticity and wide spread prospects for living healthier far longer into the human life course. Aging may be cultivated as the culmination of a fantastic voyage, using methods ranging from tai chi and yoga to learning languages and taking up new games.
Laughing is a modern shortcut to mind and body health, reducing blood pressure, improving cardiac performance, boosting the immune system... and ultimately even producing gamma brain waves of the sort produced by monks in deep meditative states. In short if humans were rational animals, they would be laughing at aging.
"The central message...is that the aging process is, in part, a social construct."
-Dr. Rebecca Levy, Yale School of Public Health