The humor or laughter is a tendency of unpleasant experiences to elicit laughter and give enjoyment. Humor can be induced by the serious situation or thought; it can also be an unconscious reaction to something funny which evokes feelings of pleasure. The word derives from the ancient Greek medical wisdom, which taught that humours controlled emotion and human health, influenced by the balance of bodily fluids, known as ‘humors’. Our ability to sense and experience pleasure has also been shaped by our natural temperaments and dispositions, something which is inherited from our parents and other caregivers. Some people have a greater sensitivity to humorous stimulation, others a stronger sense of humour, and still others may find humour an obstacle, having difficulty with the seriousness that humour requires.
Humorous moments which involve laughter are those which produce the greatest responses. It is therefore important to observe the factors that make people laugh and to take advantage of these situations when they present themselves. When you find yourself in a position where you can use humour, make the most of it by enjoying it. This does not mean that you need to resort to the kind of humour that involves pointing and laughing at things that are of little or no relevance to you. A situation may develop into a game when the key ingredient, and laughter, are absent. However, if you have genuine feelings about the subject it is possible to create an atmosphere that encourages participation in this manner.
Children have a tendency to be extremely receptive to so much stimulation which is given to them, including so much that is made fun of. In fact, children as young as one are likely to be familiar with some of the most famous jokes that have ever been known, and many of these will have been created by adults, either for their own amusement or as a way of bringing some light into otherwise dark or worrying situations. Children can also be given a variety of toys that allow them to make their own jokes and play games that involve making up jokes for the people around them.
The importance of humor has always been apparent, whether it comes from adults or children. When someone has had his say about something, whether it is true or not, or whether his view is being sneered at, a joke can help to lighten the load and remove some of the negative energy that was once there. Even without the addition of comedy shows and jokes, the impact of humor on a person can be remarkable. People can laugh at themselves in so many different ways that it is impossible to catalogue them all in one article. The most famous example of this would be when a man made a joke about the size of the president of the United States, which quickly made the day when he got into office, as news agencies broadcast the story and went on to great lengths to make fun of the new president.
A more serious side of laughter however, is when a person says something funny or brings some level of seriousness to what they are saying or doing. The most common thing to do when you see this happening is to look at the situation with a hint of levity, or to express your own frustration or disapproval with the situation in question. This is where the art of humor comes in, people using humor to say something that is politically incorrect, or to bring out the best qualities in someone else, usually someone who is very wise or very classy.
The best way to get people to laugh at you, or to make them laugh at you is not to be pushy, nor to come across as overly clever. Sometimes you have to go with what the audience wants, and to be humorous at the same time. If your intention is to simply get people talking, you can do this by making yourself look good, or perhaps just keeping conversation going by telling a great story. If you are trying to get others to see the lighter side of things, then the art of humour will help you with this.