Humor And Laughter Analysis

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5.8 Humor and Laughter

Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain – Charlie Chaplin (1889 – 1977), the English comic actor, film director

With humor we lighten up each day, we put a human face to deal with others, and our mind gets relaxed. A sense of humor, a pitch of joke, a little twist in talk or an occasional laughter gives us the light of day. “A little commonsense, a little tolerance, a little good humor; and you do not know how comfortable you can make yourself on this planet.” – W. Somerset Maugham (1874 – 1965) English playwright, novelist and short story writer. During controversial cabinet meeting, President Abraham Lincoln told his cabinet members, “Gentlemen, why don 't you laugh? With the fearful strain that is upon me night and day, if I did not laugh, I should die. You need this
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Philosophers, psychologists, psychoanalysts, anthropologists, sociologists, dramatists, playwrights, poets, satirists, cartoonists, presidents, John Doe, liars, lawyers use their witty imagination so that we can momentarily forget our pain and the burden we are constrained to bear. By forgetting the burden, though fleetingly, we get a sight of the integrity and expanse of our experience. We must laugh and smile every day. It boosts immune system and lowers stress. With laugh or smile few moments more, we shed our anxieties and concern; for few moments we forget the smallness and the limitations within us and are lost in the intensity of joy. What else could it be but nature’s intrusion into us to relieve our distress? Nature herself has gifted some of us with the gift of humor. It is not for nothing. The purpose is that with the humor so created we are able to cope with our misery better; it may be one of nature 's intelligent tricks for keeping us well and thriving. Nature teaches us that there is: “A time to weep, a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance” – Bible. Love thy
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