Maybe some pictures of dead puppies. That should take care of those pesky laughing kids.
Calm down, I'm just kidding! But if there's one bloke who doesn't lack for laughter in his life it's this guy [link]. I've heard of strokes causing neurological problems before, but to be left without the ability to feel sad? To be endlessly cheerful and happy every single day?
Sounds almost too good to be true, doesn't it.
I'd have to imagine that it's not all it's cracked up to be though. If you're happy all the time, does that mean you lose the ability to empathise with people's pain? What happens if you lose someone you care for deeply, are you able to truly feel it? Is an eternally good mood worth it if you lose a certain level of emotional depth?
You have to admit though, it's horrible that we seem to lose the ability to laugh after we reach adulthood. When I sat down and really thought about it the other day, I realised that I can go whole days without laughing. That's a pretty awful thing considering barely a day goes by without me bawling my eyes out.
Don't get worried, it's not from anything serious. I just have a thing for sad, angsty stories. I can't get enough of them! Tales of unrequited love, emotional trauma and widespread tragedy are my thing. Of course they have to have a happy ending, you can't really enjoy a good angstfest unless you know everything's going to turn out okay by the final chapter, but unless I burst into tears at least twice during the course of the story I consider it a wasted opportunity.
So, anyone got any good angsty story recommendations for me? Bonus points if you can make me sob like a baby!