"A merry heart does good, like a medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones." Proverbs 17:22
Solomon knew what he was talking about. There are some light hearted people on AOL Answers, whose cheerful ways and optimism makes life a little kinder for everyone. And there are some obnoxious old sourballs who go around stalking other people, always trying to inject a little bitterness and anger at every opportunity.
All that anger and inability to laugh came from a broken spirit. Two of the worst broken spirits on AOLA constantly surge with hate and cannot laugh at all. These two are lost causes very clearly. It may be best just to let them go as they would only drag the rest of us down with them if they get the chance.
"Laugh and the world laughs with you. Cry and you cry alone." Aristotle.
"Misery does not love company. Misery loves nobody and drives all happy company away." Rudyard Kipling.
So, we have a miserable society where horrendous unemployment, intractable poverty, and skyrocketing medical cost shorten our lives. That puts us in Heaven a little quicker.
So, we have surly Democrats always snarling hate against loyal Americans and all that other sour grapes. We can use sour grapes to make chutney even if the jelly tastes awful.
So, we have optimistic Republicans who see hope in about eight more months, when we can begin rebuiolding the nation from its present bitterness and useless wreckage. It won't be easy but with Obama replaced it will be possible.
There is always something to be cheerful about, and if we think on the good things we can even crack up laughing.
See? You are already feeling a little better!