Gert Scholtz en Lifestyle, Humor (English) BeBee Ambassador • beBee 15/7/2017 · 1 min de lectura · 5,1K

Good Humor

Good Humor

A humorous post lights up my day. It shifts my outlook on the world and on that which happens to us all. A funny post relaxes, makes us smile, gets us to breathe a bit more, and yes, most probably makes us happier. 

Dale Carnegie said: “People rarely succeed unless they have fun at what they are doing. ”Finding fun in the often serious work we do, maintains perspective. To find hilarity in ourselves, we need to step out of ourselves. In the words of Oscar Wilde: “It is a curious fact that people are never so trivial as when they take themselves seriously."


But let’s be serious. What's so funny?

The philosopher Immanuel Kant wrote that humor arises from the sudden transformation of a strained expectation. It is the burst in tension when the incongruous jumps into awareness. Scholars of the jocular look at the core of what we find comical and say humor has three components: wit, mirth, and laughter. Wit is the cognitive experience, mirth the emotional experience, laughter the physiological experience.

Humor is an angle of perception that enables us to experience joy in the moment even when faced with adversity. Like beauty being in the eyes of the beholder, humor is in the funny bone of the laughee. This to me is heart of the matter: 

“Humor is something that thrives between man's aspirations and his limitations. There is more logic in humor than in anything else. Because, you see, humor is truth." - Victor Borge


Now let’s play.

On BeBee there are many who write and publish with fine wit. Here are a few:

Paul Walters The resident beBee laughologist of note. All the way from Bali. Bon Appetite!

From Down Under in fine spirit Up and Over, is Ken Boddie with his Ode to the Apostrophe

One of the classics on beBee, Tales from Paradise from chef and raconteur Randall Burns

Friday’s would not be the same without  Susan 🐝 Rooks'  posts. Fearsome Friday Funday Face

She can be serious, and she can be very funny: Shelley Brown when she talks about ISues

One of my all time beBee favorites, from  Paul "Pablo" Croubalian is Javi vs The Plow

From Royce Shook, here are a few Friday Puns for Fun, a quick and comical buzz. 

Mirth is in the reading and the writing. Yours truly tries his hand with: Pull It Sir Prize

A brilliant satire by Robert CormackDo Women Really Need Men (Well, do they?)

Above are a but a few witty reads on BeBee. 

They humor me good.

And make my day. 



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Ken Boddie 29/10/2017 · #39

Good to see this popping up again, Gert. On the subject of humour, I was just telling my wife how my dad jokes are like red wine. They get better with age. Hope this gets to you all right. She’s locked me in the cellar. ☹️

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Fun post, @Gert Scholtz. You made an excellent of bees that make us chuckle.

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Mohammed A. Jawad 28/10/2017 · #37

All are cheery bees that enliven beBee with their humorous humming!

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Lada 🏡 Prkic 28/10/2017 · #36

Good post, Gert. I will just add a quote I read recently, "You don't stop laughing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop laughing." We all need more laughter.

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Lupita 🐝 Reyes 28/10/2017 · #34

Excellent @Gert Scholtz!! I love people who make me laugh!

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Robert Cormack 28/10/2017 · #33

Good piece, @Gert Scholtz. There's very little that doesn't make me laugh, whether it's sociological, pathological or presidential. Fortunately, we're here, able to laugh, and sometimes able to put it into funny prose. Nice list of writers here, all capable of putting humour where it belongs (until one of us gets arrested or sued). Until then, we can enjoy each other's fine words arranged in humorous and satirical fashion, and hopefully that makes everyone's day a little bit brighter (although Paul living in Bali really doesn't need any more brightness than he has already). Thanks for the post, Gert. Always enjoy your stuff.

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