Lionel Bigsby of Brooklyn, New York, decided to stop crying or.yelling about all the stupid and mundane nonsense that came his way, and to laugh over it instead - and has been in stitches ever since.
"What does 'in stitches' even mean?" said a cackling Bigsby, clutching his stomach and gasping for air. "I guess it made more sense back when people actually sewed. Regular people used to actually sew - how freaking cute is that?"
Bigsby explained that in his darker days, he used to get himself all wound up over the dumb, annoying, and hurtful things that happened to him. "I wondered what the point of everything was," he said. "I'd get so depressed that there just seemed to be no meaning."
But when he turned it around and chose to start smiling whenever something dumb or annoying happened to him, he found that he was smiling an awful lot. "I knew there was a lot of nonsense," he said, "but until I started paying attention, I didn't realize the nonsense was non-stop. It's all the freaking time!"
His new attitude has made the world a virtual playground to him, says Bigsby. "One time my last name got auto-corrected to 'bigamy.' How crazy is that?"
As for his future life plans, Bigsby simply intends to see how it goes. "For right now, I'm playing it by ear." He chuckled. "Or I would be if I even played an instrument, that is!"
And does Bigsby have any advice for others struggling with the same existential despair that previously brought him to his knees?
"Get over it," he said. "Life's too short. Look on the bright side. It's the small things that - " unable to contain himself, Bigsby burst out laughing hysterically. "Oh man, I'm killing myself. But seriously, I got nothing. Sorry."