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Please try to laugh today.  It might extend your life.  On Monday night I was listening to a story on NPR about the life of Phyllis Diller.  As you probably know, she passed away on Monday at the age of 95.
 
There were two very interesting things about the interview that stuck in my head.  First of all, she didn’t even get into comedy until she was 37.  She was the mother of five and got into the business because her husband was having a hard time keeping a job.  This reminded me of the story of Rodney Dangerfield.  He also did not get into comedy until his early 40s.  Both Diller and Dangerfield are good reminders that it’s never too late to give up on your dreams.   
 
Secondly, Diller said in an interview a few years ago that laughing helps you live longer.  Is it scientifically proven?  Probably not, but she referenced Bob Hope, George Burns and Milton Berle as her proof.
 
I think I’ll try to laugh a little more today.
 


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