Making Sense of Humor (040916)

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We Study Humor So That We can Embrace it For All the Considerable Good It Can Do


“In comedy…military values are counterbalanced by another set of virtues: laughter, humor, playfulness, childlikeness, meekness, humility, flexibility, willingness to compromise. The comic perspective likewise possesses a much greater appreciation for the muddiness of human nature, even in its noblest aspirations, and of the ambiguities of truth and goodness. People and circumstances are not so neatly divisible into black and white, or superior and inferior….Comedy mixes and confounds all rigid categories and fixed identities….The comic figure occupies a kind of no-man’s-land between competing forces and discovers a humanity common to both….[S/He] is far more interested in persons than in principles.”
-Harvey Mindess


There are at least 85 senses of humor. Can you identify some of yours?

“It’s different jokes for different folks!” -Anon.

“Laughter is wine for the soul – laughter soft, or loud and deep, tinged through with seriousness –
the hilarious declaration made by man that life is worth living.” ~Seán O’Casey

There are two rules for success: 1) Don’t tell all you know.

Please join me on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. My posts will be humorous and serious, jokes and studies, spiritual and scientific, philosophical and corny… sharing with you some of the most incredibly wonderful discoveries I have made on the topic.

Please share this with friends and visit our special website to find a slew of FREE humor resources (and a few that you can purchase). If you are wondering how you can possibly celebrate humor for a full month, this is the website for you.

Wishing you a very happy and healthy Humor Month!!!

Thanks for sharing the joy and wonderment of humor with us.

Steve Wilson, Director
National Humor Month

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