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A Sense of Humor: Essential for Happiness

Then why aren’t comedians among the happiest of people?
August 17th, 2021

Is it better to appreciate humor or to supply humor?  Are funny people happier?  “Researchers have theorized that a sense of humor is made up of six basic variables: the cognitive ability to create or understand jokes, an appreciation and enjoyment of jokes, behavior patterns of joking and laughing, cheerful or humorous temperament, a bemused attitude about life, and a strategy of using humor in the face of adversity. A sense of humor, then, can mean either being funny or enjoying funny things…Laughter itself is what brings a lot of humor’s benefits, not necessarily making other people laugh.”  Let’s break it down.

Read More:  Arthur Brooks, The Atlantic


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