I'm a big proponent of laughing at life. Specifically, I find the more that I can laugh at myself, the happier I am. Do I make mistakes? Sure--lots of them. Do I tweet stuff, message stuff, or do things that I could really worry about making me look stupid? Yep. I try, however, as much as possible not to take myself too seriously.
For example, I may have overdone it tweeting my favorite TV star yesterday, but then again, I'm hoping I just amuse him. When I asked once, recently, if I was bothering him, he said, "no" so I'm taking him at his word and assuming that if I start to drive him crazy, he'll tell me. He is, after all, a big boy.
I used to spend all of my time obsessing over whatever mistakes I may have made in the past and worrying about the future. That's no way to live--it's torture. Now I take things one day at a time, trying, as much as possible, to roll with it, and life is much more enjoyable.
When I read, I like to read things that are funny--rolling the floor laughing funny. Why? Because no matter what type of stress I'm under or lousy mood I might be in, humor takes me away from it all for a while, and I everything is easier to deal with when I'm more relaxed.
As a kid and even a teen, I was painfully shy. Now, not in the public speaking sort of way. I mean, if I had a topic I knew about, I'd get in front of a few hundred people and talk, no sweat, but in the one-on-one conversation kind of way. Mingling and small talk were torture for me, still are in fact. I hate cocktail parties and the like. Trying to make polite conversation is just not my thing. But, I'm no longer afraid of those situations like I used to be, and I don't care so much about what other people think. This gets easier with each year of age, at least for me.
Do I like to make a fool of myself? Of course not, but fear of looking silly no longer rules my life. Laughter is great, and I try to practice it as much as possilble