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  • Writer's pictureCarol Wiebe

A Sense of Humour Is Priceless


A sense of humour is priceless. If you don’t believe me, just wait until you meet someone who doesn’t have one. Such a person’s life is irrefutably dull.

I would enjoy laughing even if it didn’t boost our immune systems.

What I don’t understand is why some things strike me as funny. Take Douglas Adams‘ humour, for instance. Adams was an atheist who loved fast cars, advocated environmental and conservations causes, and had a wacky sense of humour that most would remember from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

Do these quotes strike you as funny? (You can rate them according to the following rating system: 1–smile, 2–chuckle, 3–light laughter, 4–guffaw, 5–splitting your guts with howls of laughter)

He hoped and prayed that there wasn’t an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn’t an afterlife. For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen. He felt that his whole life was some kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it. I don’t believe it. Prove it to me and I still won’t believe it. Isn’t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?

Laughter There and Here

P.S. And let us not forget chortling.

“O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!” He chortled in his joy. ………. Lewis Carroll (Jabberwocky)

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