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Sunday, October 28, 2012

6th sense: humor

From Wikipedia: Humour or humor is the tendency of particular cognitive experiences to provoke laughter and provide amusement. Well well, I just used a definition available on internet for humor. But is it that easy to define humor? Or understand it.

First of all, I think we can agree on one thing and that is not all have a sense of humor. Some people have it while others pretend to have one. I might be exaggerating but that's how I feel. Not everyone understands it. Not everyone can fathom it and not everyone can enjoy it. There are so many forms of humor. And everyone loves to laugh, isn't it? But everyone wants to laugh on someone else's expense. Can you laugh on yourself? Can you bear a joke directed towards you? Would you be hot under the collar if someone made a joke on you or took a dig at you?

Humor has so many forms and each form has its own appeal. Some may enjoy one form of humor more than some other forms. But everyone loves to laugh, isn't it? And that's the thing about humor. Some forms are particularly difficult to understand like a nice satire, deadpan delivery or simply sarcasm. But if understood, they can be so effective much more effective than. 

I am from teaching/training field and always thought that humor goes a long way in simplifying things while teaching. I believe that anyone tends to remember a good laugh than anything else. It's a practical thing. People around you would pay more attention to what you have to say when you are being hilarious. It's not an easy thing but always a way of generating more interest.

Just to finish things off, there is nothing like good humor. And it's not only the most popular way of entertainment but also the most difficult thing to perform and fathom. We don't need to dissect it but just appreciate and laugh at it. After all, you are the owner of your own mouth!