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How Humorless People Affect Us

Like scent, humor has extremely offensive or captivating effects on us, depending on the kind. In the past two posts I described two kinds, unifying and divisive. The third is humorless. Are you? Frank Tyger suggest that, “The ultimate test of whether you posses a sense of humor is your reaction when someone tells you you don’t.” How do we get that way? “By starving emotions we become humorless, rigid and stereotyped; by repressing them we become literal, reformatory and holier-than-thou; encouraged, they perfume life; discouraged; they poison it, warms Joseph Collins. Without humor it is hard to step back… Read More