Wednesday, January 6, 2010
GUGULANDIA Cuban Master and Humor
Humpr is the tendency of particular cognitive experiences to provoke laughter
and provide amusement. People of all ages and cultures respond to humour.
The majority of people are able to be amused, to laugh or smile at something
funny and thus they are considered to have a "sense of humour". The question
of whether or not something is humorous is a matter of personal taste.
The term derives from the humoral medicine of the ancient Greeks, which
stated that a mix of fluids known as humours (Greek: χυμός, chymos,
literally juice or sap, metaphorically, flavour) controlled human health
A sense of humour is the ability to experience humour, although the extent
to which an individual will find something humorous depends on a host of
variables, including geographical location, culture, maturity, level of education,
intelligence and context. For example, young children may favour slapstick,
such as Punch and Judy puppet shows or cartoons such as Tom and Jerry.
Satire may rely more on understanding the target of the humour and thus
tends to appeal to more mature audiences. Nonsatirical humour can be
specifically termed "recreational drollery".
Many theories exist about what humour is and what social function it serves.
It would be very difficult to explain humor to a hypothetical person who did
not themself have a sense of humor already. In fact, to such a person humor
would appear to be quite strange if not outright irrational behavior. Something
humourous to an individual can be entirely repulsive to another. Among the
prevailing types of theories that attempt to account for the existence of humor
there are: psychological theories, the vast majority of which consider humor to
be very healthy behavior; there are spiritual theories which may, for instance
consider humor to be a "gift from God;" there are also theories that consider
humor to be an unexplainable mystery, very much like a mystical experience.