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Laugh and Live

Douglas Fairbanks

There is one thing in this good old world that is positively sure-happiness is for all who strive to be happy, and those who laugh are happy. Everybody is eligible-you, me, the other fellow. Happiness is fundamentally a state of mind, not a state of body. And mind controls. Indeed, it is possible to stand with one foot on the inevitable "banana peel" of life with both eyes peering into the Great Beyond and still be happy, comfortable, and serene-if we will even so much as smile. So goes the wisdom of silent film star Douglas Fairbanks, who, in addition to his movie career, wrote a number of self-help books. In Laugh and Live, which was originally published in 1917, he expounds upon his theories for living a good and happy life. Fairbanks's formula for happiness-humility, good humor, and particularly strenuous physical exercise-is enshrined in this and his other advice books.

There is one thing in this good old world that is positively sure-happiness is for all who strive to be happy, and those who laugh are happy. Everybody is eligible-you, me, the other fellow. Happiness is fundamentally a state of mind, not a state of body. And mind controls. Indeed, it is possible to stand with one foot on the inevitable "banana peel" of life with both eyes peering into the Great Beyond and still be happy, comfortable, and serene-if we will even so much as smile. So goes the wisdom of silent film star Douglas Fairbanks, who, in addition to his movie career, wrote a number of self-help books. In Laugh and Live, which was originally published in 1917, he expounds upon his theories for living a good and happy life. Fairbanks's formula for happiness-humility, good humor, and particularly strenuous physical exercise-is enshrined in this and his other advice books.
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There is one thing in this good old world that is positively sure-happiness is for all who strive to be happy, and those who laugh are happy. Everybody is eligible-you, me, the other fellow. Happiness is fundamentally a state of mind, not a state of body. And mind controls. Indeed, it is possible to stand with one foot on the inevitable "banana peel" of life with both eyes peering into the Great Beyond and still be happy, comfortable, and serene-if we will even so much as smile. So goes the wisdom of silent film star Douglas Fairbanks, who, in addition to his movie career, wrote a number of self-help books. In Laugh and Live, which was originally published in 1917, he expounds upon his theories for living a good and happy life. Fairbanks's formula for happiness-humility, good humor, and particularly strenuous physical exercise-is enshrined in this and his other advice books.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Walter Costello

Length:

2h 41m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:42


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:34


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:07


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:45


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:40


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:35


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:23


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

10:14


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

11:28


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:57


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:56


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:57


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:12


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:47


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:51


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:58


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:10


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:40


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:16


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:25


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

00:22