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Laughter and humor have subsisted in every society as a means of human well-being. Humor is an essential and fundamental human behavior. There is more to it than just a situation or a comment being funny. Being able to be humorous has to do a lot with theoretical processes involved in time perspective, reasoning, intuition, wisdom and subjective well-being. Irony, humor is serious and pertinent to the science of behavior.
What harms your humorous bone?
While you may think you do not fit in or are plainly boring, there may be parts of your brain that cannot process the joke at all. There is enough evidence that proves those who suffer from brain damage are less able to understand the jokes. Many also do not relate to humor since they do not possess the ability to regulate or manage their emotions. We are not humorous enough owing to our lifestyles and our round the clock work schedules. Such mental pressure makes us see every minute occurrence as serious or even threatening. Eventually, we fall prey to depression and there are increased feelings of isolation and loneliness.
Why is laughter the best medicine?
Laughter triggers healthy emotional and physical changes in the body. It is a coping mechanism for a number of mental disorders. Learning to loosen up and laugh more can help alleviate stress. Your body will release the pent up anxiety and help you to be more balanced. It releases endorphins that help radiate positivity, strengthens your immune system, diminishes pain, boosts mood and protects you from the destructive effects of trauma.
Experimental psychologists today are rewriting the book on humor. They are incorporating learnings and values from our daily lives and its relationship to other significant mental processes and character strengths.
There is no shame in seeking professional help if you think that laughter is abhorrent and holds no meaning in your life. You can get in touch with Living in Wellbeing who can improve your emotional health and help you find greater happiness. We are only a call away from helping you get to a higher place from where you can view the world from a more positive, relaxed and a joyful perspective.