Sunday, May 27, 2007

Something Serious about Humour

In this world nothing is serious than death, so please be ready for something serious. It is said that laughter is the lighter side of the life, let us try to find out something serious about this lighter side of life. The frist and most serious question that strike to our mind will certainly "What Humour is?"

What is Humour
if we go by the dictionary meaning of the word it goes like " Quality of being amusing" some other meaning which are known to me are
That quality which appeals to a sense of the ludicrous or absurdly incongruous.
The mental faculty of discovering, expressing, or appreciating the ludicrous or absurdly incongruous.
Where as according to Victor Borge [ a humorist, entertainer and world-class pianist affectionately known as the Clown Prince of Denmark] Humour is
Humour is something that thrives between man's aspirations and his limitations. There is more logic in humour than in anything else. Because, you see, humour is truth.
Aspects and Classification of Humour
Some of the aspects that constitute humour are [1] Sense of Humour : this is quality of individuals and vary from person to person [2] Appreciation of Humaour : is our ability of sensing the presence of humour in our surroundings and environment. [3] Generation of Humour : Refer to our reactions for the production of humour. There have been many attempts to classify term Humour but I can say it is texonomy free term.
Physiological effects of Humour on Human body :
[1] With a laugh our body is intended to releases endorphins, the body's natural painkiller. [2] Laugh also elevate levels of activated T cells (T lymphocytes), and increases antibody, IgA (immunoglobulin A), which fights upper respiratory tract insults and infections. [3] Laughter is also responsible for an increase in gamma interferon[ Disease-fighting proteins], a blood chemical that transmits messages in the nervous system and stimulates the immune system. [4] This is for the common people, laughter is simply a good cardio workout, increasing heart activity, and thus stimulating circulation. After the laughter subsides, the cardiovascular system goes into a state of relaxation.
All this sufficient to show the humour is beneficial for our physical well being.

1 comment:

harleyblues said...

Humour & laughter is some of the "BEST" medicine along with music this enlightens the spirit and soothes the soul~