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Posted 6/23/13 , edited 6/23/13
You don't have to answer..but i'll be glad if you did ^^

1. Why do we laugh?

2. Why do we cry when something bad/sad anything that made you cry? But my friend didn't cry when her dog died. But then she cried when her parents took her money away... & im like da fuk!? >o<

3. Why do we loved? Ok To be honest I know the answer kinda? but its still confusing... If true love is true why do ppl move and marry someone else and forget? o_o It's messed up.... (I know this is all stupid question but it still confusing to me :C)
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1. Evolution made it happen. No idea why it would though.
2. Evolution made it happen. No idea why it would though.
3. Being alone is no fun.
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1. Originally, we laughed when there was a certain type of danger present, as it was meant as a warning signal. In present day times, after countless generations, that danger has been eliminated, and eventually, humans began to laugh when something 'funny' happens. There was nothing to laugh at, so the brain changed its conditions. Most of what we laugh at anyway is just people getting hurt, so it's not that different.
-or something like that. It is only my theory.

2. Originally, we cried to wash out debris from our eyes, along with blinking, and rubbing them. Now, I'm not too sure about this one, but if you ask me- I personally think it's because when we become emotionally attached to something, we take it for granted. However, when we lose it, it creates a feeling of saddness, or despair, because you don't know how to cope with it. Therefore, to get over it, we cry it out- as if washing out the 'debris' from ourselves to overcome it. And... it might have something to do with removing excess levels of sodium and whatnot to prevent the body from accumulating stress, and such.
-or something like that. It is only my theory.

3. Originally, love was created as a chemical reaction triggered by the opposite sex to get each person together for repopulation. However, humans need other humans to survive, as one cannot possible take care of themselves at all times. As a result, 'love' formed as a bond between families and communities to help each other get through problems and eventually repopulate with each other. However, after several incidents where those people died or were never seen again, the 'love' that was meant solely for repopulation evolved into a 'love' where one became emotionally attached to another. The basis for love was still repopulation, but since you cannot do so with a dead partner, it became more like the emotion we know today. Now, since we have already populated quite enough, and after several more evolutions of 'love'- and several instinces of inbalance due to interbreeding and forced breeding, we people of today, who have never experienced what early humans have, take the emotion for granted, and place it on inanimate objects and such. True 'love' was originally a bond between two people for a similar cause, repopulation, but has now degraded into the 'love' we have today- people saying 'I love you' and getting together and dumping many others for selfish reasons, or based solely on appearances. Therefore, it is not true 'love', and is a much more fragile bond, which is why people leave each other and marry someone else.
-or something like that. It is only my theory.
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Why do we laugh?

Humans laugh for many different reasons. The obvious one would be humour. Humour varies from person to person and also dependent upon their level of intellectual capacity.
For example, a 22 yearsold English student might find Shakespeare's plays humorous because he is able to appreciate the satire and techniques of the language while a High Schooler might find them incredibly boring.
I don't understand why my dad laughs when he's with his friends over barbecue... when none of them said anything funny. My dad doesn't understand why I laugh when I look at my rabbit eats.

Laughter can also be feigned as a way to cover up our embarrassment. For e.g. when we trip, we laugh afterwards to get over the incident and to hide the fact that we're embarrassed.


Why do we cry?

As above, different people have different stimuli to make them cry. For e.g. when my rabbit died last year, only my mum and I cried our eyes out while the rest of my family were saying, "It's just a rabbit".

Usually, when our emotions are overwhelmed by something, that's when we cry. Maybe your friend isn't overwhelmed by the loss of her pet, but she is overwhelmed by the loss of money.

Crying is also a way of expressing our emotions and is also a mechanism to get rid of our depressing thoughts.

Scientifically, crying is a natural disinfectant.

Why do we love?

I don't believe in it. I believe in sexual attraction.

Mothers are genetically coded to instinctively protect their offsprings. This is a natural instinct. They don't necessarily love their offsprings.

Human society conditioned people to believe that we must love our family and that family ties are more important than anything. And thus people feel obligated to say they "love" their family and friends, when in actual fact they've been conditioned into thinking this way.

To further explain my point, in a hypothetical situation, if we raised a person with a pack of wolves, would that person value the lives of wolves or another human being more when he grows up?
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1. Evolution, baby. We are not the only species that laughs - other great apes do as well.

2. Tears are great for washing away debris and potential pathogens from a few very delicate areas. Tears run down the face and also drain through the nasolacrimal duct, so crying essentially rinses off the mucosal membranes of the eyes, nose, mouth, and throat. As for why you cry when you are sad, I couldn't say. I haven't shed tears of emotion for years.

3. Humans are pack animals and raising our kids is hard to do without help. For a hunter-gatherer, isolation is practically a death sentence. Love and loyalty are evolutionary survival strategies that have been incredibly successful.
There is an argument that committed relationships and marriages with children tend to last about five years because that's about how long it takes for a child to be self-reliant enough that Cavedaddy no longer has to bring food to Cavemommy to keep her and Cavebaby from starving to death. As in, Cavemommy can leave Cavebaby for long enough to get food for both of them, so Cavedaddy is free to go fishing with the guys or whatever.
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Posted 6/23/13

GayAsianBoy wrote:

Maybe your friend isn't overwhelmed by the loss of her pet, but she is overwhelmed by the loss of money.



The way you phrased it... makes the friend sound so shallow lol
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Bunnies die of loneliness
Posted 6/24/13
1. Why do we laugh?
Hormones
to show joy.

2. Why do we cry ?
Hormones
to let out pain.


3. Why do we love?
Hormones
to show attachment.
Posted 6/24/13
1. Why do we laugh?
yolo
2. Why do we cry ?
yolo

3. Why do we love?
yolo
Posted 6/24/13
Your friend was just frustrated and thus the tears are from an overwhelming desire to get back what was taken suddenly. The rabbit's death is natural and most people wouldn't cry over it.
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TheRealEscargotpudding wrote:


GayAsianBoy wrote:

Maybe your friend isn't overwhelmed by the loss of her pet, but she is overwhelmed by the loss of money.



The way you phrased it... makes the friend sound so shallow lol


Duh, we're girls.


LMAO I'm kidding!! And hahaha that's one way to look at it. But yea I love my pets more than money
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1. Why do we laugh?
WE laugh cuz we laugh..

2. Why do we cry?
We cry because we cry

3. Why do we loved?
Cuz being lonely is shit... ^^
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FlyinDumpling wrote:

Bunnies die of loneliness


Strangely enough, one of my two rabbits died a good few years back, around the relatively average age of 8. The other? Well, now she seems almost immortal, coming up to her 16th birthday Not that I'm complaining, of course, but it seems weird how they're exactly the same species - they're actually siblings - and yet one of them's living twice as long as the other, even though he died a natural death.
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TripleBakaKimidori wrote:

Disclaimer: do not trust my credibility.

1. Originally, we laughed when there was a certain type of danger present, as it was meant as a warning signal. In present day times, after countless generations, that danger has been eliminated, and eventually, humans began to laugh when something 'funny' happens. There was nothing to laugh at, so the brain changed its conditions. Most of what we laugh at anyway is just people getting hurt, so it's not that different.
-or something like that. It is only my theory.

2. Originally, we cried to wash out debris from our eyes, along with blinking, and rubbing them. Now, I'm not too sure about this one, but if you ask me- I personally think it's because when we become emotionally attached to something, we take it for granted. However, when we lose it, it creates a feeling of saddness, or despair, because you don't know how to cope with it. Therefore, to get over it, we cry it out- as if washing out the 'debris' from ourselves to overcome it. And... it might have something to do with removing excess levels of sodium and whatnot to prevent the body from accumulating stress, and such.
-or something like that. It is only my theory.

3. Originally, love was created as a chemical reaction triggered by the opposite sex to get each person together for repopulation. However, humans need other humans to survive, as one cannot possible take care of themselves at all times. As a result, 'love' formed as a bond between families and communities to help each other get through problems and eventually repopulate with each other. However, after several incidents where those people died or were never seen again, the 'love' that was meant solely for repopulation evolved into a 'love' where one became emotionally attached to another. The basis for love was still repopulation, but since you cannot do so with a dead partner, it became more like the emotion we know today. Now, since we have already populated quite enough, and after several more evolutions of 'love'- and several instinces of inbalance due to interbreeding and forced breeding, we people of today, who have never experienced what early humans have, take the emotion for granted, and place it on inanimate objects and such. True 'love' was originally a bond between two people for a similar cause, repopulation, but has now degraded into the 'love' we have today- people saying 'I love you' and getting together and dumping many others for selfish reasons, or based solely on appearances. Therefore, it is not true 'love', and is a much more fragile bond, which is why people leave each other and marry someone else.
-or something like that. It is only my theory.


AAh, it all makes sense now! xD

No really, that was really informative, great explanation!
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Getting to that age are we, dear?
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