Laughing in the Face of Adversity

An original graphic by Michael W. Campbell with the following text. How to laugh in the face of adversity and stay positive. © Copyright 2021 Michael Warren Campbell.

When people say something stupid, mean, or evil about you, smile and laugh out loud. Do it in two seconds or less. 😆

You can’t control what other people think or say about you. The sooner you stop caring what other people think, the happier you’ll be. 😁


Laugh, even if haters are talking trash about you in a public place, like a blog, social media, or forum. You can stop a digital fire the same way you’d stop a real fire. Starve it of fuel, and it will go out.

Don’t drag your friends into it and pour fuel on it. Be bigger than that. Turn the other cheek. Doing so is not an act of cowardice. It’s an act of defiance.

Reacting is only agreeing with the strength of the attacker. By doing nothing, forgiving, forgetting, and moving on, you can stay at peace.

Same deal if someone cuts in line or cuts you off in traffic. You can choose to get angry and flood your body with toxins, or you can choose to laugh out loud and stay at peace.

Try letting off steam by laughing instead of yelling, and you’ll notice a big difference in your life. You’ll be happier. And when you’re happy, all sorts of good hormones get released that make you feel great.

Your reaction is to smile and laugh out loud in two seconds or less, no matter what.

Go ahead and try it. You’ll feel great.

Even if it’s a fake laugh. Your body doesn’t know the difference.

Why not make it a big belly laugh. Go ahead.

Do it. I dare you.

Laugh out loud right now.


What about you? How do you react to negative people and their comments? Are there any strategies you use to diffuse the situation?

Do you have any happiness hacks that help you keep a positive attitude in difficult times? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Wishing you the best for success,

Michael Warren Campbell

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