Do you know that happy folks recover from illness much more readily than people who are depressed and always complaining?
The old sages always used to say that laughter was the best medicine—indeed, better than medicine.
Someone else remarked that “a merry heart does good, like medicine”—and infectious laughter is often catching. Don’t you find it so? I like the anonymous verse which sums it all up:
When wholesome laughter fills the air,
Some ills will soon depart;
For laughter is good medicine
That helps to cheer the heart.
【題組】3. Which word in the passage is closest in meaning to ‘infectious’?