Laughing Through the Covid Holidays

What makes something funny in bad, and sad times

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I guess at a time like this what can be better than to explore what makes something fun?

Humor is the tendency of experiences to provoke laughter and provide amusement. The term derives from the humoral medicine of the ancient Greeks, which taught that the balance of fluids in the human body, known as humours (Latin: humor, “body fluid”), controlled human health and emotion.

According to the British comic actor, Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean) an object or a person can become funny in three ways:

1. Behaving in an unusual way;

2. Being in an unusual place;

3. Being the wrong size in a particular environment.

Though a bit immature for sure, a Xmas song that meets all these criteria is Grandma Got Run over By A Reindeer.


So, for the person who wishes to live life to the full, humor can be used as a tool for self-actualization. It may be the ultimate tool for freeing yourself from limited, rigid, and dysfunctional thinking and can lead you into a state of actualized intention one of the most powerful experiences one may have when living one's best life

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