what happened to our sense of humor?

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Has anyone else noticed how hard it is to view anything as humorous in our world today? Stereotypical actions of children, silly cats falling into fish tanks, birds fighting their reflections in windows, resulting fails from people who think themselves better than they really are at something…If we laugh, we are told we are being “insensitive”, or at worse, “racist”.

Irony…

That is a form of expression no longer allowed among humorless people.

Irony: The use of words to expess something other than and especially the opposite of the literal meaning; A usually humous or sardonic literary style of form characterized by irony; Incongruity between the actual result of a sequence of events and the normal or expected result. (Online dictionary, May 19, 2022)

For example: A bunch of guys decide to see how much pain they can take by using a taser. Or taking their baby for a ride in the stroller behind a moped.

Women and kids do silly things, too.

The result isn’t always the best, but it strikes the funny bone of most normal human beings.

Unless you don’t have a sense of humor.

No irony…

If a person has no sense of irony, they will probably view these things as dangerous instead of stereotypical.

The men with tasers are going to end up hurting or killing each other. Let’s outlaw the use of the device to prevent them from harming themselves.

Someone who takes their baby for a stroll behind a moped are endangering the lives of the child and the riders. Let’s make a law to outlaw this behavior.

Laws do not stop people from being creatively stupid!!!

If a kid is told not to be an idiot on a playset, then proceeds to walk across the top of the swingset, the end result is from their disobedience to common sense. They choose to ignore the warnings, or even inner nudge, and end up breaking their arm. The consequences are usually enough to keep them from repeating the same mistake twice. Most of the time…unless you’re like my grandsons.

And it provides a great story to tell around the dinner table later in life. “Yeah, I was so stupid that I…”

And just look at the funny answers the programmers came up with when we ask Siri a question. Try it. Hilarious!

Unless you have no sense of irony.

Without irony…

What a bland world to live in if there was no humor. Our lives become clad with the remaining emotions common to all human beings.

Anger. Hatred. Narcissism. Victimhood. Distrust. Grief. Heartache. Despair. Agony. Dolorousness. Misery. Sorrow. Torment. Tribulation. Woe. Gravity in all situations. Seriousness. Soberness. Solemness at all times. Numbness.

And to alleviate the pain associated with constant negative emotions, these same people take out their misery on those who find life joyful.

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist or start psychologist to see that in play in our world today.

Allow joy to live inside of you…

Don’t allow the lack of humor from others to take away your joy of life.

Live life to the fullest.

It is the ones who can see the funny things in life that spark that desire to be free from desperate situations. The anger between two people can often be defused by humor. Those with differing opinions are often brought together when they are shown life in a positive view.

Then spread that joy…

Don’t be afraid to express yourself and show the funny side of life.

Comedians are berated now because of humorless people. And, in a few cases, crassness, coarseness, and provocative language does not display the highest form of humor. Gutter humor rarely engages goodness in anyone.

But those who can show witticism in the face of trials are ones who do not let life get them down. They provide inspiration for others, even in the darkest of times.

Embrace humor. It is part of what makes a human being human.

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