"From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere." Dr. Seuss
What is it that makes you laugh? What is your comedy type? Do you enjoy the physical, satirical, dark, observational, or one of the other many comedy genres?
I love the dry British humor of Monty Python, but my wife has placed the genre firmly in the stupid category. Other movies, she enjoys, and I would rather be found happily organizing the basement, than trying to justify watching the film. Granted, this may be part of her strategy.
The diversity of humor is fantastic. Just as the complexities of music can reach us at different moments, humor is equally diverse.
Spending time at sea in the Navy, provided plenty of opportunities to laugh at the dumbest things. Much of the jokes were situational and didn't translate once we tied up to the shore.
A friend looked bewildered when I asked him about humor at work; he said he never laughs at work. I left the conversation amazed. I enjoy snickering and laughing at the funny things that happen or are expressed in the workplace. It is tough to go the full day without encountering something ridiculous.
Where do you encounter and encourage humor throughout the day?
The Internet and social media seem to be the primary source for chuckles, giggles and laughs as the algorithms track our likes, ever tailoring just the right videos to our feed.
The anecdotal evidence says humor is good for the body and the medical research is trying to validate the contribution to healing and health with solid research. The good news is the medical community has determined there are not any adverse side effects to humor. Unless you are the guy in the Jackass films, then the consequences are real.