I was going to go to the Microsoft store and pitch my billion dollar idea in their $20,000 contest,
but the contest ended yesterday and I just got started on the formal proposal today.

But the idea and the motivation to pursue it are now the stuff of my next obsessive compulsive mandate.

So here is what I have so far:

If we take the following as true, based upon the work of many neuroscientists, scholars and philosophers:

We are born to laugh – but learn to cry, research suggests
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1328640/Why-laughing-instinctive-learn-cry.html#ixzz5GRfkAnpz

This would seem to confirm what I always felt, laughter is an instinct not a learned response to stimuli.

People AVOID the babies on the plane because they always cry. (the babies not the people…well maybe some people)
I on the other hand seek out the babies on the plane, and sit near them.
When tears begin to fall, I get their attention with a sympathetic face, then I break into a smile, then I lay my head back and shamelessly over act a guffaw.  This takes the baby by surprise, and usually the crying stops.  And soon there is a smile…then a genuine laugh.
Sometimes it takes more than one guffaw to completely rid their minds of whatever was making them cry, but my vast experiential evidence supports my theory as well as the instinct premise stated above.

Appeal to the instinctive behavior and it will override the learned response.

Most of us know the four Fs of instinct: Feeding, Fighting, Feuding and Mating,
But now we are discovering that according to Pyschology today (among others):

Laughter just might be the most contagious of all emotional experiences.
What’s more, it is a full-on collaboration between mind and body.

Laughter is a highly sophisticated social signaling system, helping people bond and even negotiate.

Although laughter is not generally under voluntary control, yukking it up has numerous health benefits:
It releases tension, lowers anxiety, boosts the immune system, and aids circulation.
Contagious convulsions are anything but frivolous.

Per David DiSalvo of the Neuronarrative
Intuitively we know that laughter is one of the best tools we have for dealing with stress,
and science backs that up.

In short as philosopher, educator William James(link is external) (1842-1910)  said:
We don’t laugh because we’re happy, we’re happy because we laugh

In this day and age where HATE and FEAR are the most prevalent commodities traded on Social Media
we would be wise to listen to Mark Twain:
Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.

Of course there is the Wilferd Peterson classic quote:
Laughter is the best medicine for a long and happy life. He who laughs lasts!

And lest we ne’er forget Psalm 100:
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.

 I submit to you that the proper social marketing of this wonder drug needs to be undertaken, ASAP!

AND I know just how to do it!  Stay tuned.