Sense of Humor
What is a Sense of Humor? Is it something we all need in life? Is it a bad thing to have it or a good thing? According to the dictionary and resources of online a Sense of Humor is the ability to perceive humor or appreciate a joke. Well I say that definition is vague, not enough proof to help what does it really means. I’m proving that there is more to explain what a sense of humor is. In my own definition I say that a sense of humor is being able to express the humorous, but there is more to that.
The etymology of sense of humor that I found is the trend of particular mental experiences to provoke laughter and provide amusement. The term develops from the humeral medicine of the ancient Greeks, which taught that the balance of fluids in the human body, known as humors control human health and emotion. Western humor theory begins with Plato, who attributed to Socrates (as a semi-historical dialogue character) in the Philebus the view that the essence of the ridiculous is ignorance in the weak, which are thus unable to react when mocked.
The negation of sense of humor is taking something serious of joke, like sarcasm. Not smiling in a joke. Late to the punch line, explaining the joke and telling the joke. The process of a sense humor is to find your funny bone. This is the first step and probably one you’ve already got the answer to. There are various types of humor, from the witty humor of Mark Twain, to the physical humor of The Three Stooges, to the dark humor of George Carlin. Know the difference between being funny and having a sense of humor. Both are important, and it’s usually difficult to have one without the other—but it’s not impossible.
You do need to have a sense of humor to be funny. Having a sense of humor means being able to laugh at or at least see the humor in life’s meaninglessness. You do not need to be funny to have a sense of humor. Understand background. What might be humorous, or even funny, could also be seen as clueless, or even tasteless, depending on the situation. If you’ve already got a sense of humor, you know what makes you laugh. If you don’t have a sense of humor, you have a lot to learn! In either case, take in a funny movie or a YouTube clip on occasion.
Comparing a sense humor has other cultures that have its own sense of humor. Compare of someone laughing and someone else smiling. They both obliviously get the joke because of a physical of a sense of humor is laughing and smiling. People of all ages and cultures respond to humor. The majority of people are able to experience humor, to be amused, to laugh or smile at something funny, and so they are considered to have a sense of humor. The imaginary person wanting a sense of humor would likely find the behavior persuaded by humor to be odd, strange, or even irrational.
Though ultimately decided by personal taste, the amount to which a person will find something humorous depends upon a host of variables, including geographical location, culture, and maturity, level of education, intelligence and setting. For example, young children may favor joke, such as Punch and Judy puppet shows or cartoons such as Tom and Jerry. Sarcasm may rely more on understanding the target of the humor and therefore be likely to to appeal to more mature audiences. You can lose a sense of humor.
Getting older may lose your sense of humor because responsibilities and adding stress. I have family members that have lost their sense of humor my brother and uncle. As they both would laugh at anything they both would hear on TV or online but now they wouldn’t have time to hear jokes as they grow and grow. So a sense of humor is abstract. In conclusion, sense of humor is express of humorous and ability to appreciate a joke. It is something we need in life, yes but it has to be developed. To me a sense of humor is a gift from God so we need it for our life.