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2016-01-18T22:07:01+05:30
This quote is actually a perfect example of how wisdom and humor go hand in glove.And here is how, according to Hugh Prather (famous for his first book, Notes to Myself), which sold over 5 million copies, true humor works:“True humor is fun – it does not put down, kid, or mock. It makes people feel wonderful, not separate, different, and cut off. True humor has beneath it the understanding that we are all in this together.” —Hugh Prather.As is evident by this quote, the concept of true humor is a wise one. But first, we must also define wisdom. Here is how Merriam Webster defines it:Wisdom is:  knowledge that is gained by having many experiences in life
Wisdom is: the natural ability to understand things that most other people cannot understand
Wisdom is: knowledge of what is proper or reasonable : good sense or judgment
The above definition is more like a description of qualities required for humor, wouldn’t you agree?Thus, another similarity. All these similarities do point to something, let’s see what…Actually, many really wise men have often used humor to convey their important, life-changing messages. Many of us watched the movie al one. Remember Mr. Miyagi- Wasn’t he very humorous? But, he was also very wise. While Mr. Miyagi is a good on screen example, a real life example would be MBachchan, a very wise man,  also utilizes humor many times in his interactions. Thus, we can say that wise men use humor.
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2016-01-19T19:46:28+05:30
Humor is the tendency of particular cognitive experiences to provoke laughter and provide amusement. The term derives from the humoral medicine of the ancient Greeks, which taught that the balance of fluids in the human body, known as humors controlled human health and emotion. Humor is the ability to laugh at ourselves to brighten any situation and conversation. Humor helps us to forgive or to admit our own errors. It diffuses conflict. It makes hard times less heavy. When we cultivate humor, we are letting go of other emotions: bitterness, anger and resentment. People of all ages and cultures respond to humor. Most people are able to experience humor—be amused, smile or laugh at something funny—and thus are considered to have a sense of humor. The hypothetical person lacking a sense of humor would likely find the behavior induced by humor to be inexplicable, strange, or even irrational. Though ultimately decided by personal taste, the extent to which a person finds something humorous depends on a host of variables, including geographical location, culture, maturity level of education, intelligence and context . Wisdom is the ability to think and act using knowledge, experience, understanding and common sense. Basically, wisdom means applying knowledge. Wisdom is regarded ad virtue. It often requires control of one's emotional reactions. You can have a sense of humor without being wise. You can't be wise without a sense of humor. A wise person may be able to offer great perspective, but might not be good at applying that perspective in the real world; or not have the skills needed to do so. Finally, wisdom by its nature tends to be one step ahead, like humor. Therefore wisdom helps humor. Both wisdom and humor are important for our life.  
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