LASF endorses particular Starfish Projects: small, start-up, creative, passionate, projects, typically with a visionary founder/leader/director; they blend laughter, humor, art, and science; they can make an immediate small difference locally, and show potential for making a bigger difference eventually.

 

Examples of LASF Starfish Action Activities

  • Conducts fund-raising activities
  • Provides educational assistance relevant conferences & classes
  • Provides materials to raise public awareness of the value of laughter
  • Encourages participation of visual and performance artists whose work inspires laughter
    and helps us understand the role of laughter in human life
  • Promotes research into the efficacy of therapeutic laughter methods
  • Underwrites activities that promote its mission and projects
  • Sponsors a free web page for listing World Laughter Day events and greetings
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Our Starfish

Adapted from The Star Thrower

by Loren C. Eiseley

 

A young girl was walking along a beach upon which thousands of starfish had been washed up during a terrible storm. When she came to each starfish, she would pick it up, and throw it back into the ocean. People watched her with amusement.

 

She had been doing this for some time when a man approached her and said, "Little girl, why are you doing this? Look at this beach! You can't save all these starfish. You can't begin to make a difference!"

 

The girl seemed crushed, suddenly deflated. But after a few moments, she bent down, picked up another starfish, and hurled it as far as she could into the ocean. Then she looked up at the man and replied, "Well, I made a difference to that one!"

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Starfish Projects
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at the intersection of science and the art of laughter.
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