Me talking to myself..
-“Does laughing at the wrong moment get you into trouble?
-Yes it does.
-Would you still laugh/do the same..?
Yes I would.
-Because it works for me .. always!
It feels good and humour helps lots more than it ruins”.
Thinking funny is a gift. Its the facility of a well exercised head. Nonsense comes to some naturally, yet appreciating the funny isn’t hard for anyone.
Humour is about the unexpected. Its like something suddenly falling on you. How much it affects you, depends on how well you receive it, catch it, avoid it or bounce it back ! Every shot of humour needs to be enjoyed before evaluating it’s intent.
Sadly, the search for intent in humour is unending, as humour lacks intent. Its only purpose being to breathe light and easy!
Humour is cathartic. It absorbs stress.
So, speak your first thoughts, especially if they’re amusing. Share them with your opponent. Startle them. Surprise them. Shock isn’t always bad for health. Funny shocks are good. People may be offended at first.They may be angry next. Use your lines, nevertheless. Just use them courageously. Its worth a try. Funny is funny for everyone. One size fits all. Quite like tasty. Maybe like chocolates, or ice cream may hap(perhaps)! Yum is yum, no matter who or what or where !
Only caution, practice moving away a bit as you speak and run if its an emergency. Stamina is important. Stamina and courage are important assets. Build on them anyways.
The irritated are sure to ape you, at another time and place, and surprise someone else. And themselves too! And not share it with you. You’ll be lucky if you get to witness that. Its like a reward, which you may never get.
Rest assure more problems will not add on. Humour solves problems. In case it doesn’t, it dilutes conflicts. In case it doesn’t, it makes you feel sorted. Humour heals.
A sunny side to the funny side is that special moment when your funniness is received with an equal chuckle (maybe a mental hidden chuckle), and appreciated by this person you’ve been funny with. Now that is rare. But when that happens, it’s a moment of true love. That’s the “heart-with-an-arrow going through it” moment ! You’ve pierced through the other heart .. successfully enough to make it beat a bit for you. Just a bit maybe. Or a bit more. The beginning of true love kind-of, valuable friendship.
That is because the best kind of humour is often rooted in the truth. And truth is the base of all lasting relationships.
Occasionally you need to stay still and not run away but hear the person you have upset with your nonsense. In that case, you can look down as you listen to the verbal thrashing, and adore your shoes or pedicured feet. Check the screaming person’s shoes or feet too, if the bashing lasts long enough ! Just a “meanwhile” thing to do!
Humour has the power to heal, laughing is therapeutic and if amusing someone comes to you naturally, you are truly gifted with powers to guide you, inside out!
Think funny. Be funny. There is no method to madness. Idea is to be consistently inconsistent!
The universe isn’t going anywhere with your serious righteousness. While boredom can surely kill you!
Child Development Consultant