Laughing is good for your mind and your body – here's what the research shows
Laughter is a healthy way to manage your emotions and keep them in check. The possibility of producing positive emotions with laughter is high and it could increase one's subjective well-being and life satisfaction.
The positivity we experience with laugher allows you to be able to take yourself less seriously or the situation and increase the chances for the feeling of empowerment and be able to solve problems.
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The three major approaches on what humor is and where it comes from:
Researchers described four types of humor:
Everyone who ever had to explain their own joke knows that comedy cannot survive analysis. Once you take humour apart, it loses its effect and dies in the process.
Henri Bergson published his essay on laughter in 1900. He believed that laughter should be studied as 'a living thing' and treated with 'the respect due to life.'
Henri Bergson's general observations related to when laughter is most likely to appear and thrive:
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.