If you use humor effectively, it can help you, but if misused, it may backfire.
From my own experience, spontaneous humorous quips, witty comments are not consciously created. They just pop into your head and roll off your tongue.
Being funny definitely is a good thing. It makes you popular, fun to be around, and can lift situations that could otherwise be boring and a grind to endure.
You have to be careful, because people take you less serious, if all your dialogue comes out as being funny.
You have to know audience, and be able to judge your timing for humorous and witty comments.
Being in the Humor business, people often ask me to say something funny. It is hard to be funny on demand. You cannot force humor. If you try too hard to be funny, it often comes out flat.
A conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel so good.
I’d kill for a Nobel Peace Prize.
Just because I don’t care doesn’t mean I don’t understand.
A conclusion is the part where you got tired of thinking.
Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.
Accept that some days you are the pigeon, and some days you are the statue. – Dilbert
Always remember that you are absolutely unique… Just like everyone else…
As the joker said, if you are good at something why do it for free…
Long time ago once in English class the teacher asked the class who can differentiate between two words having the same sound and made the sound “Braik”. I at once raised my hand to answer the question to the surprise of the class because I was known for raising problems and my voice during arguments and not my hand to answer any question. When I was asked to give the answer I named the two words as leg break and off break two types of bowling in the game of cricket. My teacher was not impressed and told the class that the two words were “Break and Brake” and then went on to explain their meaning. Having once threatened by my elder brother that he would break my hand if I used his newly bought pen I easily understood the meaning of break. It was a little later that I came in contact with its name- sake, brake while trying unsuccessfully to ride a bicycle and falling down. I was told about the function of brake at that time. But, I never was able to use it because its function being to slow or stop the bicycle, I never reached that stage. The farthest I could go was sitting on its seat while in the vicinity of a wall and moving it forward and backward by using its pedal and my right hand taking the support of the wall.
Creativity can be enhanced by humor and result in more effective problem-solving
Experiments dating back to the 1950’s have demonstrated a definite link between humor and creative ability.
People who are humorous are more playful; people who are more playful are more creative; people who are more creative find more solutions; people who find more solutions are better able to deal with change, everyday challenges and associated stresses.
The more we play and flex our ‘funny bone,’the easier it becomes to make new connections and look at things from a fresh perspective.
It was long ago in my early childhood that I first heard the word “Secondhand”. It did not strike me in any way then, but when I heard it again a little later I started thinking about it. It occurred to me that it was one of the two hands that humans have, but which one? May be if you are a right hander, then your right hand is the first hand and left hand is the secondhand and vice versa. But then I thought that if we go by this analogy, then there should be a secondeye as well secondear and secondleg also, which had not been heard before. As the issue became complicated I decided to discuss it with a class fellow.
Selfie is the latest fad. Although some people think it to be a form of selfishness due to its close proximity in sound with the word “Selfish” as well as its emphasis on “Self” in its process and result, most people just take it as the method of taking one’s own photograph with one’s own hands. Actually it is far from being true.
A bookseller conducting a market survey asked a woman, “Which book has helped you most in life?” The woman replied, “My husband’s check book!”
When the white missionaries came to Africa, they had the bible and we had the land.
They said, “Let us pray!” We closed our eyes, and when we opened them, we had the bible and they had the land! – Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Four stupid people were discussing the way to make people understand their thinking.
One of them was of the view that it would be an exercise in futility as there is a sea difference between their intellectual level and theirs.
The second one was of the opinion that if they start interacting with them their own intellectual level would come down. Better leave them to their fate.
According to the third person it was their responsibility to make this world a better place and they should not shirk this responsibility.
The fourth and the last person was of the view that it was better to wait for their request for help than to poke our noses and make them feel important.
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is. ~Francis Bacon
Humor has a way of bringing people together. It unites people. In fact, I’m rather serious when I suggest that someone should plant a few whoopee cushions in the United Nations. ~Ron Dentinger
Every survival kit should include a sense of humor. ~Author Unknown
Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing. ~William James
Humor is just another defense against the universe. ~Mel Brooks
Warning: Humor may be hazardous to your illness. ~Ellie Katz
I think the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humor in it. ~Frank A. Clark
There is no defense against adverse fortune which is so effectual as an habitual sense of humor. ~Thomas W. Higginson
Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully. ~Max Eastman
Humor is an affirmation of dignity, a declaration of man’s superiority to all that befalls him. ~Roman Gary