I will laugh at the world. No living creature can laugh except men. I have the gift of laughter and it is mine to use whenever I choose. Henceforth, I will cultivate the habit of laughter. I will smile and my digestion will improve. I will chuckle and my burdens will be lightened. For this is the great secret of long life, and now it is mine.
I will laugh at the world. And most of all I will laugh at myself, for man is most comical when he takes himself too seriously. What can take place before the sun sets, which will not seem insignificant in the river of centuries?
I will laugh at the world. And how can I laugh when confronted with man or deed which offends me so as to bring forth my tears or my curses? Four words passed down from the ancients will carry me through every adversity and maintain my life in balance. These 4 words are: “This too shall pass.” For all worldly things shall indeed pass. If all things shall pass, why should I be of concern for today?
I will laugh at the world. I will pave this day with laughter. I will frame this night with song. Never will I labor to be happy. Rather will I remain too busy to be sad. I will enjoy today’s happiness today. It cannot be saved for tomorrow.
I will laugh at the world. And with my laughter all things will be reduced to their proper size. I will laugh at my failures and they will vanish in clouds of new dreams. I will laugh at my successes, and they will shrink to their true value.
I will laugh at the world. And as long as I can laugh, never will I be poor. This then is one of nature’s greatest gifts and I will waste it no more. Only with laughter and happiness can I truly become a success. Only with laughter and happiness can I enjoy the fruits of my labor. Were it not so, why better would it be to fail? For happiness is the wine that sharpens the taste of the meal. To enjoy success, I must have happiness; and laughter will be the one who serves me. I will be successful.