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    There are so many instances we do things to make people laugh or cry, but have you ever done something to make any one cry and laugh at the same time?


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    I myself have not no; I have however came very close in the pseudo-science section.


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    I have done it to myself as well as my psychiatrist and children. It's a common occurrence around me for some reason.
    Speaking badly about people after they are gone and jumping on the bash the band wagon must do very well for a low self-esteem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seagypsy View Post
    I have done it to myself as well as my psychiatrist and children. It's a common occurrence around me for some reason.
    Is it the same emotion devided going through the same channel? Do you cry easily, or laugh easily?
    I have noticed you always mention your children, you seem to have a great bond with them. In the world we live in today that sounds nice in my ear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stargate View Post
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    I have done it to myself as well as my psychiatrist and children. It's a common occurrence around me for some reason.
    Is it the same emotion devided going through the same channel? Do you cry easily, or laugh easily?
    I have noticed you always mention your children, you seem to have a great bond with them. In the world we live in today that sounds nice in my ear.
    I suspect the tears have a more biological cause than emotional. because the laughter comes first and it is usual hysterical laughter that I can't control that leads to tears.

    I hope I have a good bond with my kids, but I talk about them a lot because other than my husband, Neverfly, they are pretty much the only people I interact with. I don't socialize much because I haven't found much of a use for it yet.
    Speaking badly about people after they are gone and jumping on the bash the band wagon must do very well for a low self-esteem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seagypsy View Post
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    I have done it to myself as well as my psychiatrist and children. It's a common occurrence around me for some reason.
    Is it the same emotion devided going through the same channel? Do you cry easily, or laugh easily?
    I have noticed you always mention your children, you seem to have a great bond with them. In the world we live in today that sounds nice in my ear.
    I suspect the tears have a more biological cause than emotional. because the laughter comes first and it is usual hysterical laughter that I can't control that leads to tears.

    I hope I have a good bond with my kids, but I talk about them a lot because other than my husband, Neverfly, they are pretty much the only people I interact with. I don't socialize much because I haven't found much of a use for it yet.
    I was very ill and nearly died; I lost more than half of my weight. While in hospital I was still recovering but I wanted to see myself at least my face, so I got a mirror and had a look, I started to cry that ended up in laughter. I guess the fact that I looked like a skeleton made me laugh, although it was not funny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stargate View Post
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    I have done it to myself as well as my psychiatrist and children. It's a common occurrence around me for some reason.
    Is it the same emotion devided going through the same channel? Do you cry easily, or laugh easily?
    I have noticed you always mention your children, you seem to have a great bond with them. In the world we live in today that sounds nice in my ear.
    I suspect the tears have a more biological cause than emotional. because the laughter comes first and it is usual hysterical laughter that I can't control that leads to tears.

    I hope I have a good bond with my kids, but I talk about them a lot because other than my husband, Neverfly, they are pretty much the only people I interact with. I don't socialize much because I haven't found much of a use for it yet.
    I was very ill and nearly died; I lost more than half of my weight. While in hospital I was still recovering but I wanted to see myself at least my face, so I got a mirror and had a look, I started to cry that ended up in laughter. I guess the fact that I looked like a skeleton made me laugh, although it was not funny.
    I think that is a completely different situation than what happens with me. in your case it does seem to be a mix of two emotions affecting you at one time.
    Speaking badly about people after they are gone and jumping on the bash the band wagon must do very well for a low self-esteem.
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    what should be the method? I wanna try this on somebody.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sir ir r aj View Post
    what should be the method? I wanna try this on somebody.
    This comedian often has me laughing in tears.
    Speaking badly about people after they are gone and jumping on the bash the band wagon must do very well for a low self-esteem.
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    what do you mean cry laughing... or ??? or cry and laugh same time...? with cry as in cry and laugh als in laugh
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackscorp View Post
    what do you mean cry laughing... or ??? or cry and laugh same time...? with cry as in cry and laugh als in laugh
    I mean crying and laughing at the same time, crying that looks and sound like laughter. I have seen it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stargate View Post
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    what do you mean cry laughing... or ??? or cry and laugh same time...? with cry as in cry and laugh als in laugh
    I mean crying and laughing at the same time, crying that looks and sound like laughter. I have seen it.
    I never seen happy and sad person at same time... if that's what you mena... but I have often laughted that I got cryning
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackscorp View Post
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    what do you mean cry laughing... or ??? or cry and laugh same time...? with cry as in cry and laugh als in laugh
    I mean crying and laughing at the same time, crying that looks and sound like laughter. I have seen it.
    I never seen happy and sad person at same time... if that's what you mena... but I have often laughted that I got cryning
    I mean both at the same time. I am wondering what is going on with these two states, are they crossing or what?
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    I can imagine a parent sending their child off to college or attending their child's wedding could be a happy and sad moment at the same time. Assuming the parent can afford the college and its a good one and that the spouse is one the parents approve of. Watching your children grow up is almost guaranteed to cause you happiness and sadness simultaneously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seagypsy View Post
    I can imagine a parent sending their child off to college or attending their child's wedding could be a happy and sad moment at the same time. Assuming the parent can afford the college and its a good one and that the spouse is one the parents approve of. Watching your children grow up is almost guaranteed to cause you happiness and sadness simultaneously.
    How would you define this state, there are obviously two states mixing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stargate View Post
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    I can imagine a parent sending their child off to college or attending their child's wedding could be a happy and sad moment at the same time. Assuming the parent can afford the college and its a good one and that the spouse is one the parents approve of. Watching your children grow up is almost guaranteed to cause you happiness and sadness simultaneously.
    How would you define this state, there are obviously two states mixing.
    I just call it mixed feelings. Never felt the need for any fancier term.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seagypsy View Post
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    I can imagine a parent sending their child off to college or attending their child's wedding could be a happy and sad moment at the same time. Assuming the parent can afford the college and its a good one and that the spouse is one the parents approve of. Watching your children grow up is almost guaranteed to cause you happiness and sadness simultaneously.
    How would you define this state, there are obviously two states mixing.
    I just call it mixed feelings. Never felt the need for any fancier term.
    There is a specific reason I ask. My daughter is going through tough times in the US, it has something to do with loneliness; sometimes she will be talking or laughing and a cry would be mingled in between. I think I know what she is going through but this mixed emotions expression I am not so knowledgeable about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stargate View Post
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    I can imagine a parent sending their child off to college or attending their child's wedding could be a happy and sad moment at the same time. Assuming the parent can afford the college and its a good one and that the spouse is one the parents approve of. Watching your children grow up is almost guaranteed to cause you happiness and sadness simultaneously.
    How would you define this state, there are obviously two states mixing.
    I just call it mixed feelings. Never felt the need for any fancier term.
    There is a specific reason I ask. My daughter is going through tough times in the US, it has something to do with loneliness; sometimes she will be talking or laughing and a cry would be mingled in between. I think I know what she is going through but this mixed emotions expression I am not so knowledgeable about.
    Well every situation is different. In your daughter's case, when she is laughing she is enjoying her chat with you, but at the same time in the back of her mind she is reminded of all the things and people she is missing from home, and how different things are here. So she is happy to be talking to you, but sad that she isn't there with you at the same time.

    I am assuming you have a close relationship with your daughter and that you come from a tight knit family.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seagypsy View Post
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    I can imagine a parent sending their child off to college or attending their child's wedding could be a happy and sad moment at the same time. Assuming the parent can afford the college and its a good one and that the spouse is one the parents approve of. Watching your children grow up is almost guaranteed to cause you happiness and sadness simultaneously.
    How would you define this state, there are obviously two states mixing.
    I just call it mixed feelings. Never felt the need for any fancier term.
    There is a specific reason I ask. My daughter is going through tough times in the US, it has something to do with loneliness; sometimes she will be talking or laughing and a cry would be mingled in between. I think I know what she is going through but this mixed emotions expression I am not so knowledgeable about.
    Well every situation is different. In your daughter's case, when she is laughing she is enjoying her chat with you, but at the same time in the back of her mind she is reminded of all the things and people she is missing from home, and how different things are here. So she is happy to be talking to you, but sad that she isn't there with you at the same time.

    I am assuming you have a close relationship with your daughter and that you come from a tight knit family.
    Very much so, and yes I know the biggest problem is her loneliness. I know you are right about her being happy when she is talking to us. I really wanted to know what was happening with the two types of emotions she is expressing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stargate View Post

    Very much so, and yes I know the biggest problem is her loneliness. I know you are right about her being happy when she is talking to us. I really wanted to know what was happening with the two types of emotions she is expressing.
    It seems you are expecting it to be something complex and mysterious. I assure you it isn't abnormal or mysterious or complicated. She is able to look at her life from many different perspectives at once, as many people can and do, and each perspective is producing a different emotion. Each emotion is caused by different brain chemicals or balances of chemicals and there isn't any reason that I know of (mind you that I am not an expert) that more than one type of brain chemical or balance of chemicals cannot be present at the same time.
    Speaking badly about people after they are gone and jumping on the bash the band wagon must do very well for a low self-esteem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seagypsy View Post
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    Very much so, and yes I know the biggest problem is her loneliness. I know you are right about her being happy when she is talking to us. I really wanted to know what was happening with the two types of emotions she is expressing.
    It seems you are expecting it to be something complex and mysterious. I assure you it isn't abnormal or mysterious or complicated. She is able to look at her life from many different perspectives at once, as many people can and do, and each perspective is producing a different emotion. Each emotion is caused by different brain chemicals or balances of chemicals and there isn't any reason that I know of (mind you that I am not an expert) that more than one type of brain chemical or balance of chemicals cannot be present at the same time.
    I am suspecting something like that is happening in her hormone production, this is a new experience for me.
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    Is this possible? when somebody wants to cry but instead he starts laughing. he forgets crying. a sort of swap?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sir ir r aj View Post
    Is this possible? when somebody wants to cry but instead he starts laughing. he forgets crying. a sort of swap?
    Welcome to life Sir ir r aj, anything is possible here on our planet, no guaranties.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sir ir r aj View Post
    Is this possible? when somebody wants to cry but instead he starts laughing. he forgets crying. a sort of swap?
    yes and no...
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackscorp View Post
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    Is this possible? when somebody wants to cry but instead he starts laughing. he forgets crying. a sort of swap?
    yes and no...
    explain please
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    Quote Originally Posted by sir ir r aj View Post
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    Is this possible? when somebody wants to cry but instead he starts laughing. he forgets crying. a sort of swap?
    yes and no...
    explain please
    if its really crying thing you cannot also you cannot if you already started crying but if you are about to start crying somethings funny can bring your thougst the other way...
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackscorp View Post
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    Is this possible? when somebody wants to cry but instead he starts laughing. he forgets crying. a sort of swap?
    yes and no...
    explain please
    if its really crying thing you cannot also you cannot if you already started crying but if you are about to start crying somethings funny can bring your thougst the other way...
    Yes, I think it is a sort of swith, I find that interesting since it is so rare.
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    We were flying from Mau'i to the Mainland after a conference many years ago. Seated in the middle section of a 747? About an hour out the woman on the other side of my husband starts screaming, "HELP ME!!", quite loudly, and I looked over and I can see that her husband is dead. They call for a doctor....attempt to resuscitate him. Wrap him in a blanket and put him in the last row of the airplane.....great....every time you to go use the bathroom...there is "the blanket".

    Flight attendant comes by to take a cocktail order and our food order.....(they did serve that on United once upon a time)......so I order a double bourbon (I don't drink hard liquor)....and husband orders a vodka......for our food orders........we had a choice of beef or chicken. I ordered, looked at my husband and said, "Honey, if you are really hungry, I think they have one extra order available."

    My point being.....I wasn't trying to take away from the horror of this experience....or, actually be funny.....but sometimes we all have a"Chuckles the Clown" Mary Tyler Moore moment, in order to process what has just happened.
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