- Saturday 24th August 2013, 3:00pm
- 122 posts
Quote: Horseradish @ August 24 2013, 4:10 AM BST
Laughing at or laughing with?
Often uncomfortable situations are shared. I've had a lot of laughs with people standing in torrential rain watching bands. The humour is in the mutual irrationality. Even as an individual, alone, there can be humour in the daft things one does. That is "with" rather than "at" too unless infallibility is considered essential.
Oh I agree, I wasn't being serious though. I laugh with myself all the time, and jokes at ones own expense are definitely acceptable if you do them from a sense of comfort. That's what I wasn't getting with this book excerpt the poster shared was a little too negative that someone with low self-esteem may actually dio quite a lot of harm to themselves I think by going that route.
Quote: zooo @ August 24 2013, 1:09 PM BST
You can't really learn to have a sense of humour, can you? You already have one. There must be things you find funny?
This. I don't think a book can give you a sense of humour anymore than it can make you an interesting person. There might be tips, but comedy isn't an intellectual exercise it's more than that, isn't it? I think what you're asking for Shad is to increase your sense of humour? I agree with the others, watch as much comedy as you can and you'll start to see what you like and don't like. I've also found it comes down to understanding, if soemone is erm, innocent to the world they won't find anything funny (or worse, they'll find silly things funny.)