Laughter Matters – What Goes On In That Pretty Head of Yours?
When Keith’s sister was in college, she asked me to go to Sonic with her for lunch. I go, “I have to mow. You don’t think the grass will mow itself, do you?”
She responds, “Oh, I just thought it reached a certain height and broke off.”
“What does go on in that pretty head of yours.”
I’m telling Mom this, saying, “She’s 20 and never mowed.”
Mom goes, “And, if there’s a God in heaven, she’ll never have to. That is one of the few reasons to keep a man around.”
Mom fought for equality for women in America and, like Ruth Bader Ginsburg, she had a man who supported her in this effort. It seems for any oppressed people to get equality, they must have people of privilege to champion the cause. Susan Sarandon claims over 20 years ago Paul Newman gave up part of his pay so she would be paid the same in a movie they were doing. I believe those of us with privilege must continue fighting for those who are oppressed.
I’m proud Maggie has picked up the gauntlet from her Grandma Rader in fighting for women’s equality and I’m happy her husband, Justin, supports her in this fight, but I also noticed he does all the mowing.
Have a great day and always remember laughter matters.
Known as the “World’s Cleanest” comedian and speaker, Kent Rader helps people learn and experience how laughter matters in reducing stress. Kent is the winner of the Branson Comedy Festival and co-stars in The Baby Boomer Comedy Show, Clean Comedy For People Born Before Seat Belts.
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Known as the "World's Cleanest Comedian and Speaker," Kent helps people and associations learn and experience how laughter matters in reducing stress and building successful, profitable organizations.
Kent graduated from William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri with a B.S. in Accounting. He survived five years in public accounting and twelve years as C.F.O. and C.E.O. of hospitals before becoming a professional speaker in 1997.
Kent is the author of the stress reduction book "Let It Go, Just Let It Go" and co-stars with Jan McInnis in the Baby Boomer Comedy Show, "Clean Comedy for People Born Before Seat Belts, Safety Helmets, and Facebook.
He has been heard on NPR's Talk of the Nation and Sirius Satellite radio.
Kent is the winner of the Branson Comedy Festival and has been seen on Comcast's comedy show, "Who's Laughing Now." His clean, stand-up comedy DVD-CD titled "Kent Rader: The Grand Wizard of Comedy" was released in 2014.