Humor is our internal mechanic. It inspects, adjusts, and lubricates our mental machinery to keep it in good working order. A playful attitude can reawaken a child-like sense of awe and wonder about life and unlock our potential as human beings.
Humor nurtures our imagination and creative spontaneity. Coupled with a passionate desire, these become valuable tools in the pursuit of our dreams.
A sense of humor is also necessary to rein in our ego and feelings of self-importance. It helps us to maintain a healthy view of life and our place in the world.
If you can’t laugh at yourself, then you’re missing out on some of the funniest comedy material available. A sure sign of self-acceptance is the ability to laugh at yourself. To do that, you need to step back and take an objective look at who you really are: Assess your strengths, definitely—but also your frailties and shortcomings. This requires a degree of maturity and humility we all should cultivate.
Laughter is our “cosmic night light,” because it touches emotions felt universally. Through humor we see our common fears, insecurities, hopes and dreams. Good comedy makes for camaraderie. Comedian Victor Borge used to say, “The shortest distance between two people is a good laugh.”
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Bruce Garrabrandt & Jeff White