I may have already spoiled it. Below is a video of a baby laughing, but the sound is slowed down. I watched the first half of it, and couldn’t help but laugh myself. Laughter is infectious, it seems, even at half speed.
Go have a look and listen now. Because if you keep reading and then go and watch it, you won’t be able to enjoy it as laughter. And it should be enjoyed as laughter.
Seriously, go and watch it, then come back.
Okay, you watched it. Now go and watch it again (actually, don’t watch, just listen), but this time, don’t listen to it as if it’s laughter. Listen to it as if it’s someone crying.
Like, really wailing. Imagine they’ve just broken up with their girlfriend, and is home alone, late at night, crying. (Once you do, you won’t be able to hear it as laughter anymore).
I think I’ve just discovered that crying is just laughter slowed down. What are the implications of that? Is crying just enjoying yourself, but at a really slow pace?