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The three major approaches on what humor is and where it comes from:
Researchers described four types of humor:
There appears to be some genetic component to humor; researchers have linked a sense of humor to certain variants of the 5-HTTLPR gene.
But there's no such thing as a completely humorless individual. If you want to boost your sense of humor, try to look at the funny side of life.
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When we bond with laughter we are sharing our feelings and our emotions with others and feel accepted by them instead of feeling rejected or disliked.
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For ancient Greek philosophers, humor was something that had the potential to undermine authority and the good order.
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Poking fun at the ills of the world is only funny if they are considered benign. No one is making memes about child abuse that may increase during periods of enforced domestic isolation.
Observations about people's behavior can be funny if they poke fun at a social norm in a relatively inoffensive way, such as hoarding toilet paper.