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Question: Why do we hopefully all have a fine sense of humour !?

Seems to me that a good giggle at things makes the world go around!.

I do not boast here, but I see the funny side of life all the time
And no, apart from a beer I am not on anything

So do impoverished folks in places who have a desperate life, in African countries I have visited especially!.

We can look at the suffering, arrange medical treatment, and although there are tears & grief, I still see a smile, a giggle & a joke with folks!.

Is it just a release from hardship I wonder, as I have also met some wealthy beggars that are as grumpy & miserable as sin!.

Anyway I always put on a smile at folks, as it costs nothing!.

How do you go on this notion !?


Best Answer - Chosen by Asker:
Hi Bob
i think you are right i support people affected by cancer
i have a few one liners i use and you can feel the release as they laugh for some they have not been able to this for a long time
i think you have a great out look on life and you are obviously a person who has seen a few things
and yes a smile costs nothing


Sure, i love to laugh and i too usually see the funny side of things!.
Makes the harder things easier to handle aswell (if it doesn't register as a bad thing)
Call me soppy or cheesy, but i think laughter is the best noise in the world!.
Everyone should laugh - it's healthy!.

Enjoy life people (:Www@QuestionHome@Com

When we are tempted to magnify our self-importance, if we stop to contemplate the infinity of the greatness and grandeur of our Makers, our own self-glorification becomes sublimely ridiculous, even verging on the humorous!. One of the functions of humor is to help all of us take ourselves less seriously!. Humor is the divine antidote for exaltation of ego!. Page 549-2Www@QuestionHome@Com

a good laugh is a great thing!.
smiling a simple things are the best way to live!.
i love being able to put a smile on a strangers face
it makes my day knowing i made someone happy even if for a secondWww@QuestionHome@Com

A sense of humor is honed by suffering!. That's why the funniest people are those who have endured pain!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

A sense of humor is necessary, or an individual will go crazy!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

i think a good laugh cheers u up all the time n u just always feel betta after having a good laugh with ur matesWww@QuestionHome@Com

Dear Bob,
Why, you ask!?
If we did not have a sense of humor, there would have been more killing in this planet of ours!. We would either kill others or kill ourselves!.

So- my take on your question is this!.

Humor was an option for survival!. Lifting up our spirits, bouncing back, putting bloodied noses back into the grindstone and laughing about it, we got that written into our genes by ancestors who refused to jump of the lemming cliff to end our misery!.

We laughed, we giggled and we twittered and chuckled secretly and our insides jiggled with mirth!.

Life was -after all that-
quite funny!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Everybody has a different way of looking at things, and learning to cope with them!. Seeing impoverished towns in Africa could have traumatizing, but if you smile and make a joke, it helps our brain deal with the enormous emotional load that has been dealt by seeing starving children scrabbling for coins!. Me, I get really sarcastic!. When I was taken hostage by insurgents in Liberia, the lead hostage taker asked my what my name was!. I replied "Ben Dover"!. Three days later, they made demands to the American embassy for ransom for a "Ben Dover"!. Evidently they got laughed at, and they released my the next day with a few broken bones and a hell of a funny story!.Www@QuestionHome@Com