How Jokes and Humor Helps Us To Be Happy

humJoke : A joke is a few words are sentences by hearing/reading we get laugh. It is one to one or many. This process also known as laughter. Laughter is medicine for mind and body.
Humor : Humor is combination of fundamentals a) Thinking b) Feeling c) physical.
Thinking : In this kind for humor one makes others to think about something and feel happy.
Feeling : In this kind of humor one makes others to feel (Creates emotional feelings).
Physical : in this kind of humor one makes others by his/her actions/words to physically laugh. Some times is equivalent to a joke.
We often see many people relate jokes with humor. But when we observe we understand that jokes are tiny while humor is vast. Jokes and humor helps to live emotionally healthy.
Advantages of Jokes and Humor: There number of advantages and benefits one gets from Jokes and humor. Some of them are listed below.
I. Social Benefits
a. Develops groups attachment ( improves team works )
b. Helps keep away from conflicts
c. Strengthens relation.
II. Mental advantages/Benefits
a. Relieves pressure/stress
b. Improves mood/atmosphere
c. Enhances flexibility/resilience
d. Adds enthusiasm and bliss to life
III. Physical benefits
a. Reduces pain
b. drops in stress hormones
c. Relaxes muscles
d. Boosts resistance
e. Prevents heart diseases
f. Respiration issues come down
g. Brings Blood pressure to normal
Disadvatages of Jokes/Humor: Before knowing about disadvantages of humor please try to understand the following quotes.
€Humor is Surprise without threat but surprise with threat is not humor€.
Actually there are no disadvantages from humor if one can enjoy it in right way. When we don’t to how to use/enjoy the humor it gives negative results. If one doesn’t want to see disadvantages of humor has to avoid the following.
¶ Don’t be funny with serious people. Because how the react you may not be know.
¶ Do not comment on religious matters
¶ Do not involve communities in your jokes/humor
¶ Try to avoid touching personal beliefs/feelings.
¶ Honor others opinions in your jokes/humor

How to start Humor and joke: The following are a few things to start humor and jokes.
€ Try to Smile
€ Try to introduce humor into your discussions/conversations
€ Whenever hear a joke move towards nearer.
€ Try to spend your time with who are fun and jokey.
How to create opportunities for Humor/Joke?
amuse yourself with pet animal
host games with your neighbors in night times.
Find funny/jokey people
Share jokes with others
Buy and read fun / jokes books
Join in comedy/laughing clubs
Watch comics / funny shows in Television
Allot time for funny activities
Move near to children
We may divide Jokes & Humor in to different varieties. Actually there are many kinds of jokes and humor. However the following are very popular categories.
Kinds of jokes / Kinds of humor
Parody : Mocking the original work.
Screwball : Humor related to misunderstanding
Farce : Exaggeration kind of humor
Dark : Humor related to unpleasant, sadistic, and hopelessness
Satire : Humor based on ones short comings (To make him/her improve)
Slapstick : physical kind of humor (ex : hitting each other)
Hope the above points help you to be funny/happy in your life. In a nutshell humor is very important to life. So I suggest make it part of your life.

Our Changing Sense of Humor

Everyone seems to be grousing about how bad things are today, and maybe they are right, but I wonder how much our sense of humor contributes to our mindset. If you listen to the late night comics on television, everyone is an idiot. Sure we might chuckle now and then, but I find this to be more cynical and destructive than positive and beneficial.

Comedy has changed a lot over the years and I believe it is a reflection of our culture. First, our language has become cruder and more sexually explicit. I believe we can thank Lenny Bruce for this. Just prior to Bruce, standup comedians like Bill Cosby and Bob Newhart won over their audiences with observational comedy whereby they drew upon past experiences and embellished on them. Their routines could hardly be considered risqu, but they would consistently pack the house. This all changed with the likes of Lenny Bruce, George Carlin, Sam Kinison, and many others who introduced shock comedy. Today, nothing is sacred, and it seems we no longer see the humor in simple things anymore, and seem to prefer grungy images instead.

Let me give you an example, years ago Jack Benny and Mel Blanc would bring the house down with their Mexican “Si, Sy, Sue” routine. Abbot and Costello would make the house howl over some of their bits involving math or “Who’s on First?” Groucho Marx had a fast wit and tongue who could make your head spin. Today, all of these routines would be considered lame. I think the difference here is that the comedians of yesteryear wanted you to use your head and think. They offered mental gymnastics based on some very simple observations familiar to the common man. If you wanted something risqu, you either had to go to Las Vegas or a nightclub. Today, you can find it on just about any channel on your television set, including Disney.

Today’s humor can best be described as “in your face” leaving nothing to the imagination. I’m not saying the humor of yesteryear is necessarily better than today’s, but I am noting the differences in perspective and to suggest comedy influences our perceptions and attitudes. We have gone from poking fun at ourselves, our foibles and frailties, to vicious attacks on others; from subtle to biting humor; from suggestive to explicit; from witty to crude; from avant-garde to shocking; from positive to negative. Probably nothing clarifies the difference in comedy better than the Dean Martin roasts of the 1970’s to the roasts on Comedy Central these days. The differences are substantial.

The reason I stopped reading Garry Trudeau’s “Doonesbury” years ago was because I believed he had nothing positive to say. Maybe it’s just me, but I find it tiresome to constantly hear the glass is half empty as opposed to half full. I guess that is why I eventually tuned out Leno, Letterman, Jon Stewart, and Stephen Colbert, even though they still command good ratings.

As the producers of Monty Python’s “Spamalot” said at the show’s opening, “We need silly,” meaning we need comedy to relieve the stress in our lives, but I don’t think we’re really getting it. Instead of diverting us away from our problems, the humor of today tends to emphasize our problems by telling us how screwed up we all are, that we are losers living in a no-win world. I would much rather hear something like Henny Youngman’s, “Take my wife, please.” Or Rodney Dangerfield’s, “I could tell my parents hated me. My bath toys were a toaster and a radio.” And Groucho Marx who asked, “What do you get when you cross an insomniac, an agnostic, and a dyslexic? Someone who stays up all night wondering if there is a Dog.”

What’s funny is funny regardless of when it was said, but also understand what’s cynical is cynical.