According to the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, 14.8 MILLION American adults over the age of 18 suffer from some form of clinical depression. WebMD claims that those numbers would greatly decline if we all just stopped and had a good laugh. Experts say that laughter is comparable to exercise, when it comes to a person’s quality of life and general health. In fact, William Fry, a “Laughter Research” pioneer (yes, that is a real field of study) claimed it took ten minutes on a rowing machine for his heart rate to reach the level it would after just one minute of hearty laughter.
Imagine if you had the power to lower those disastrous numbers by simply getting dressed in the morning and maneuvering about your daily routine? Oh WAIT! You already do that! – I do believe it is still against the law to roam around town naked. #NoShirtNoShoesNoService.
Going to school?
Going to work?
Maybe to the Grocery store?
Taking your cat to the vet… (¯\_(ツ)_/¯)?
Wherever your “To-do” errands and regular daily, or weekly commitments take you, we, at the funny tee shirt team, urge you use those inevitable outings as a way to help end the depression epidemic.
Think about this. If ONE DAY, you wear some silly, possibly embarrassing, corny joke displaying shirt to the grocery store… you maybe pass by ten people. Statistically, one of them (who you know nothing about) is plagued with the feeling of hopelessness, isolation, or just maybe, are even on the brink of suicide. And then they see your stupid funny t-shirt. You see them see the shirt, you smile, they smile, and that three seconds of eye contact was all the human interaction, and connection to the world, that they needed to regather themselves, their faith, and aspirations for life. Pretty powerful stuff.
Stew on that for a second… then click around. See what makes you LAUGH OUT LOUD (that’s Lol, in today’s lingo).
-Team Funny Tee Shirt