Taking Humor Seriously

Paying our bills, jobs, relationships, religion, and so on, are serious matters that require thoughtfulness and attention, however it is also important to take seriously a sense of humor. Without a sense of humor, things become trivialized or over-emphasized, throwing our sensibilities out of whack.

Memo: lewd jokes and sarcasm do not qualify as humor.

Humor is the ability to laugh at ourselves, the ability seriously to recognize when we need to change for the better, and the capacity to appreciate the good sense in others even when it makes us look stupid.

For example, when people find out I drive a motorcycle, they think I am cool. What a hoot. I do everything possible to stay warm, not cool. My daughters tease me, I look like an old-fashion astronaut when I ride in the colder months. If you have a couple of minutes to take a look at the laughable motorcycling mom, here is a video. Or, let me know of something you’ve gotten a good chuckle out of.


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3 thoughts on “Taking Humor Seriously

  1. Carly October 4, 2010 at 8:00 pm Reply

    Haha! I like the Moses comic, very funny. And I still think your cool, but you do dress like an astronaut. Good post.

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