Watch This Video With & Without the Laugh Track: It’s Profound.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Jun 24, 2013
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alive lonely live alone simon

I live alone. I’m alive, I’m alive!

“hahahahaha (oh god im so alone)”

(^ Top Reddit comment)

Simon made my morning. Which is a good thing, because I live alone, and I’m my own boss, and it was only getting darker.

we’re alright aren’t we?

“If you take the laughter out of the video, it’s really pretty sad.”

Key: remember loneliness is natural and universal among we humans and actually can be good news.

Not convinced? How to be alone, the amazing video.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


6 Responses to “Watch This Video With & Without the Laugh Track: It’s Profound.”

  1. Natalie Baginski says:

    awesome! i love this. i live aone. i often clutch my dog and say "we're alright, aren't we?" – i watch scrubs reruns, i walk my dog more often than she needs, i take baths, i make kichari…i'm alive! i'm not desperately filling time…oh shit…

  2. Judy says:

    The contrast really is interesting. Somehow it reminds me of once when I worked as a caregiver for an elderly couple, both of whom were suffering from Alzheimers. The man was rather far along, and the woman in earlier stages having some personality issues. She was often short with him, and lots of things seemed so dismal for them. One day the toaster handle broke, which was quite a blow because they had habits that involved using that toaster multiple times per day and didn't know what to do about it, and she said "The sky is falling!" and he said "The sky is falling!" and they both just laughed. Sorry if this is one of those "you had to be there" stories. So important to keep a sense of humor, and just try to hear the laugh track in your own life! Thanks for posting this, Waylon!

  3. gdr23 says:

    The laughter seems so wrong.

  4. anaguardia says:

    Now I'm a little worried… I don't have a cat

  5. @dani70 says:

    I know it's a rhetorical comment, anaguardia, but you should have a cat! Maybe two. They are absolutely adorable! 🙂 <3

  6. Nancy says:

    I always liked living alone, so when I watched the "sans laughter" version, it just seemed a little silly and melodramatic to me. As an introvert, I liked to be with others by choice, not by default. But introverts are only 25% of the population, so the extroverts tend to view us as abnormal– so I don't expect many others to feel the same way.