“Humor is a serious thing, I like to think of it as one of our greatest earliest natural resources, which must be preserved at all cost”. James Thurber
At a very early age, every human is inflicted with the sense of humor.It allows them to let loose of themselves once in a while and laugh at situations, people, events and words which appear funny.It pleases people, makes them smile or laugh.
Sense of humor is vital, because it allows us to shed our woes and blues, therefore giving us the strength to survive in the tempest.People who have this sense in ample amounts are proved to be generally more happier than those lacking it.
“Love is an attachment to another self.Humor is a form of self-detachment – a way of looking at one’s existence, one’s misfortune, or one’s discomfort.if you really love, if you really know how to laugh, the result is the same:you forget yourself”.
Humor has the power to give mental and physical health.It is usually seen that people who enjoy and humor and comedy and who usually keep themselves happy generally don’t get sick.It enhances life itself.Research has shown that muscle relaxation results from a good belly laugh. Laughter gives your heart a good exercise too.
“Humor helps us to think out of the box. The average child laughs about 400 times per day, the average adult laughs only 15times per day.What happened to the other 385 laughs?”
Humor has a direct impact on pain too.People experiencing pain forget about it when they find something amusing and laugh to their heart’s content.Therefore,entertainers, humorists, jesters, clowns, comedians, funny people all are doctors!
“Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully”. Max Eastman
Humor is not taken that well by one part of the society.It’s not unusal, because not everyone can understand or tolerate humor.It develops tolerance and understanding within the society of comical behavior.It translates harsh words of truth into a sugar-coated tablet.
“Many a true word is spoken in jest”. English Proverb
“You are not angry with people when you laugh at them.Humor teaches them tolerance”. William Somerset Maugham
On the other hand, there is lack of quality in comedy.Jokes and gestures are more cheap and shallow while satire’s are more offensive, racist, and hurt the sentiments of groups of people, race, nations and beliefs.Humor should develop tolerance, but must never test the patience of people.
“Humor is a rubber sword – it allows you to make a point without drawing blood”. Mary Hirsch
The act of creating humorous work to make people laugh is Comedy.Comedy has many types:Slapstick, satire, parody, standup, sitcom etc.Each and every form is unique, intended to capture the wit of the audience.
Not everyone can honor comedy.And similarly not everyone is witty or funny.I find myself lacking the ability to create humor.I hope and wish that i am able to develop the ability to bring smiles but… i believe it cannot be acquired,this art is inborn, either you have it, or you don’t.People who have such an ability to create ripples of laughter are truly blessed.
“A keen sense of humor helps us to overlook the unbecoming, understand the unconventional, tolerated the unpleasant, overcome the unexpected, and outlast the unbearable”. Billy Graham
I often feel, that to give others a good laugh is tough, and it has its own dilemma.Those who make others laugh, cannot cry.People expect them to laugh even in most grim circumstances.They hide their tears and troubles, but no one, not even comedy can releive them.They are forced to wear a funny mask in public, so that others can laugh their heads off, but in order to do so they hide their feelings, emotions and grief.They make themselves the laughing stock of the town in order to bring smiles, and maybe loose their own smile in the process.Just like laughter,tears are also a therapy.No one should be deprived of them.
I can declare without hesitation, that those who make others laugh are the most compassionate beings on earth, to give outbursts of laughter to someone is not easy as well as the most beneficial and valuable achievement.I wonder how it feels to spread laughter through humor?
History has seen great comedians in times.Few of my favourites are Charlie Chaplin, Curly Larry and Moe (The three Stooges), Jerry Lewis, Bill Cosby, Jackie Chan, Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy, Lucy Ball, and there are thousands more…
It’s great to have people who can make you laugh when you are down.The world should be proud of all those humorous witty funny lot of humans.They are unique, God-gifted truly blessed beings.The world has learnt laughter from them.They bring sunshine to our lives!
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is. Francis Bacon
Every now and then we need to open up to humor and comedy in our lives, because it brings a feeling of well-being, lightens moods, blows away troubles, spreads health, and makes us strong, strong enough to face criticism, to be able to laugh at ourselves and others, to laugh forsakes of laughter only.
“A sense of humor keen enough to show a man his own, absurdities will keep him from the commission of all sins,or nearly all,save those worth committing”. Samuel Butler
Life is getting difficult and lonesome.It will become easier if we add a dash of humor to it.If you can’t create humor, learn to value and enjoy it!These gem of a people with their talents tend to vanish away our miseries.They are sent by God to make us realize how precious our laughter is, and how lighter it makes us feel.They make us realize how important it is to spread this laughter and how wonderful are the people who wipe out tears of pain, and instead, roll down tears of laughter down our cheeks!
A few years ago Richard Wiseman went in search of the world’s funniest joke.The results are described in his book ‘Quirkology‘.The book contains the 1001 jokes out of those submitted into his database.A few are given below:
A few Good Laughs for you from ‘Quirkology’:
Patient:Doctor Doctor – I can’t get this song out of my head and it’s driving me mad!I can’t stop humming “It’s good to touch the green green grass of home”.
Doctor;”Hmm, sound like Tom Jones Syndrome”
Patient:”Never heard of it!”
Doctor:”Well it’s not unusual…”
What happens to the composer’s when they die?
A drummer gets fed up with all the comments denying he’s a real musician, and so he
decides to learn some new instruments.He visits his local Music shop, and spends an hour
looking around and deliberating.
“Right”!He says, after an age.”I’ll have the shiny red one, and the accordion thing over there”.
“I’ll do you a deal”says the Music Shop Manager,”You can buy the fire extinguisher, but the
radiator is staying where it is”.
How did the elephant get on the tree? A:Sat on an acorn and waited for it to grow.
How did the elephant get off the tree? A:Sat on a leaf and waited till Autumn
Matt:I got a set of golf clubs for my wife.
I am now on a seafood diet.
I see food and I eat it! (That’s me!)
What’s the difference between a rainstorm and a lion with a toothache?
A:One pours with rain and the other roars with pain.
Here are a few works of those remarkable people making us laugh!
Faulty Towers :A biscuit with your rat?
The Three Stooges Pull a Teeth Out:
Charlie Chaplin -Modern Times: