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Too Soon?

Can anything be funny, or are some things off limits?

Laughter is a great tranquiliser – a great medicine.  Humour is not easy and not everyone can be funny.  It is a sign of a mature person.

However, most people tend to use slapstick comedy or vulgar language to make people laugh and this does not require great effort.  According to me, true humour is that which can make people laugh without offending them.  There are certain areas like race, religion etc which can affect the cultural sensitivities of people.

Humour can be found in almost every situation in our lives.  By looking at these situations from a different perspective makes us enjoy life and spread some cheer around us.

Smiles and laughter can recharge you and have a great effect on our well-being.   Laughter and good humour is infectious.  The sound of roaring laughter is also contagious.  When laughter is shared, it binds people together and increases happiness and intimacy.  Llaughter also triggers healthy physical changes in the body. Humour and laughter strengthen your immune system, boost your energy,  diminish pain, and protect you from the damaging effects of stress

I love to watch standup comedies, fun sitcoms like Friends, Seinfeld, Whose line is it anyway, Just for laughs, Mind your language etc. I also try to play with my daughter whenever I get time. Children have a natural sense of humour and laugh much more than adults. Watching cartoons like Tom & Jerry, Popeye with your child is also a great way to relax at home and enjoy some laughter.

I  love R K Laxman’s  daily cartoon in the Times of India with his unique ‘common man’.  I also love Dilbert strips about office politics.

When it comes to books it has to be PG Wodehouse with his unique style of writing.  Jeeves never fails to make us laugh.   Then there are TinTin comics which are a fun read.

Laughter teaches us not to take everything too seriously. It makes us lighten up and also lightens the mood of those around us.

Whether it is sharing a good joke, relating a humorous anecdote or watching a funny movie – we can inject some humour into our daily life to smile, enhance our personality and spread the good feeling to those around us.

In life we are struck by joys and sorrows which can rock our boat.  In such times we can
.. share a happy moment with family and friends to help to lift our spirits
..count our blessings
..look at things from a different perspective

William James the American author said, “We don’t laugh because we’re happy, we are happy because we laugh.”

Other interesting posts in this category:
1) https://shellb27.wordpress.com/2015/10/05/laughing-to-the-grave/
2) http://momsorganicbohofoodfun.com/2015/10/05/ok-to-laugh/
3) https://angryjedi.wordpress.com/2015/10/04/2084-too-soon/
4) http://thegadabouttown.com/2015/10/04/some-thoughts-on-freedom-of-speech/
5) http://jackies-forget-me-nots.com/2015/10/04/find-the-funny/
6) https://determined34.wordpress.com/2013/08/13/daily-prompt-too-soon/
7) https://booksmusicandmovies.wordpress.com/2013/08/13/daily-prompt-funny-2/
8) https://thebloggingpath.wordpress.com/2013/08/13/daily-prompt-too-soon/
9)https://suestrifles.wordpress.com/2013/08/13/too-soon-or-too-late/
10) https://notsinglebutnothappy.wordpress.com/2013/08/13/were-laughing-at-you-not-with-you/

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