Unit 1 New Perspective
1.1 Audio Script
Nancy: Yes, I have. The achievement is awesome considering of all the hardships she’s been through. Nicole: Yeah, I really admire her. She is such an optimist.
Nancy: Me, too. It’s inspiring to see how much an optimist achieves. Thare losers.
Nicole: I can’t agree with you more. When there are dark clouds in life, optimists search for the silver lining of
Nancy: Uh-huh. It’s amazing how one’s attitude affects his achieveme
Nicole: Do you know attitudes also ?
Nancy: No. I don’t. Enlighten me.
Nicole: A certain group of researchers are said to have taken personality tests of some people, and they
Nancy: The optimists turned out to be healthier?
Nicole: Yeah. Thealso lived longer on average than pessimists.
Nancy: Wow, that’s so
Nicole: Yes. Actually, it’s immediately replace it with a positive one. Keep training yourself like this, and then you will be an optimist. Nancy: That’s good news for all the pessimists. It’s not too late to change.
Nicole: No, it’s not. And remember Henry Ford once said, "You can believe you can, or you can believe you can’t, 1.2 World Laughter Day
It's like a spring cleaning for the mind, body and spirit. We all have to celebrate today. It is the official day of laughter. And around the world, there are at least 105 celebrations that I know of, Vienna, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Malaysia, the United States, Canada, where people are gathering for an hour of just pure laughter. So you guys do it there?
Yeah, of course, we laugh all of the time for all of our reasons perhaps. But what is it about the active laughter that makes it such a healthy thing to do?
Well, we all know from kids, it just makes you feel good. There are tremendous studies with compelling researchers around the world, Dr. Burke, Dr. Tan, Paul McGee, Henslin. They are doing incredible studies to show the connection that our laughter has to the body. There are incredible physiological reactions. The study just was released this week that talks about how it can stimulate appetite, particularly in people who are living with the illness of depression, who have lost the will to eat. It can also really exercise the cardio and pulmonary parts of the body. By their studies that show about the hormonal reaction, it helps suppress bad hormones and helps elevate good hormones, and allergy sufferers, after laughing and watching comedy, allergy sufferers actually experience less allergy symptoms.
And so today is the day where we just reach out across the world and say to everybody, “Let's get our laugh on.” You know, we schedule time for everything, for facebook, for twitter, you know, to take the dry cleaning. But how many times do we gather our family around and say, you know, “let's just share a laugh”? And what's