Have you ever wondered why funny people always seem to have such a good grasp on life? Or how is it that they can still manage to make jokes despite the direst of situations?
It’s not just their ability to find humor in the most mundane situations or crack a joke at the perfect moment; there’s something deeper at play.
What exactly do funny people know that we don’t?
In this article, I’ll share a list of ten things they understand about life, and maybe we can all learn a thing or two from it. We could all stand to navigate life with as much grace and laughter as they do!
1) Humor can turn lemons into lemonade
I’ll start with something you’ve probably noticed about the funny people in your life. They use humor as a coping mechanism, don’t they?
Funny people know that life will throw lemons at us, no matter how prepared we are. But those lemons don’t have to turn us sour! We can use them to make lemonade, as the saying goes.
But how exactly do you do that? With a dash of humor!
I was once invited to dinner at a friend’s house. Just as she was about to serve the roast beef she’d cooked, she dropped the dish, and it shattered on the floor.
Well, her precious dish may have fallen apart, but she didn’t. She quipped, “I guess that’s the universe saving you from countless trips to the bathroom!”
Then she decided to just order pizza, and we all had fun just the same!
2) Self-deprecating humor can make you likeable
That funny thing my friend said is an example of self-deprecating humor. And funny people know that when it’s used the right way, it can make you more likeable!
Yes, self-deprecating humor is powerful. It shows you’re relatable, humble, and down to earth.
Being able to laugh at yourself isn’t just helpful for connecting with other people; it’s also a vital skill for survival.
Because you learn to love yourself despite your flaws, and this can help you stay positive, even in the face of challenges.
3) There’s a right time for everything
Whether it’s a well-timed joke or the perfect comedic pause, funny people know that timing can make all the difference between a good and a bad joke.
And that applies to life as well. When you understand how timing is important in everything, you also become more patient.
You learn to trust that everything will happen in its own time.
4) Life is full of potential comedic material
Do you have too much on your plate and you feel overwhelmed right now? Or do you feel like your life is going nowhere and there’s no reason to get up each day?
Why not try seeing life as an bottomless source of comedy? That’s how funny people manage when life becomes too much!
See, just because they’re funny doesn’t mean their life is light and free of worries. Not at all!
They have just as many, sometimes even more, problems like the rest of us. But the difference is, they have this knack for finding the humor in everyday situations.
Whether it’s the absurdity of small talk, the chaos of family gatherings, or the crazy things we do for love, there’s always something to laugh about.
All it takes is a fresh perspective, and you can transform mundane or annoying moments into comedy gold.
5) Laughing/making someone laugh takes you out of your own head
And you know what else a fresh, humorous perspective gives you? The power to make someone else laugh! Or at least, smile.
Believe me, that power benefits you as well. There’s nothing like making funny jokes to help you shift focus from yourself to others!
Humor helps you connect with other people, and when they laugh, it triggers positive emotions – joy, happiness, lightheartedness…
Simply put, you’ve got no time to worry when you’re busy laughing!
6) Laughter is contagious and good for the health
Of all the things to catch from another person, laughter is always the best kind. That’s why they always say it’s the best medicine!
It’s a good kind of infection – you get infected with stress reduction, a mood and immune system boost, pain relief, better creativity, and better heart health!
Who can say no to that?
7) Humor can break down barriers
We all come from different backgrounds, cultures, and walks of life. And sometimes, these differences can really get in the way of connection.
Let’s face it – the world can be harsh and serious, filled with all sorts of divisions and misunderstandings.
But when humor enters the scene, those walls come tumbling down, and we find ourselves bonding over a hearty laugh or a witty joke!
That’s how powerful humor can be, and funny people use that to their best advantage. I’ve seen many a tense situation be defused just because someone in the room thought of cracking an offbeat joke.
So yeah, the next time you find yourself in an awkward situation or you’re struggling to connect with someone, try a dose of humor. You might be surprised how quickly the tension can evaporate!
8) Creativity and adaptability are necessary for problem-solving
This is another thing that funny people know – just as creativity and adaptability are important aspects of being funny, they are essential ingredients for problem-solving, too.
See, if there’s one thing funny people know, it’s that jokes don’t always land. People don’t always find their joke funny. So they pivot and find more interesting ways to make people laugh.
The same goes for life in general. When things don’t go your way, throwing a tantrum or staying down in the dumps won’t help you.
You know what will? Being flexible and figuring out other ways to solve the problem!
9) Our flaws are what make us unique
If you notice how comedians do their spiels, you’ll find that they spin many of their jokes off from their flaws.
That may be one way of connecting because it makes them more relatable.
But more importantly, it points to how funny people see flaws and imperfections – it what makes us unique.
Think about it – we’re all wired differently. So why not use that as a strength instead of a weakness?
10) Humor is a way of life
Lastly, here’s something we can all learn from funny people – and it’s really helped me a lot in my own life.
And that’s to not take life too seriously.
For funny people, humor isn’t something they bust out when the mood suits them. It’s an entire way of life for them, a lens through which they see the world.
At its core lies the belief that life is already hard, so let’s not take it too seriously!
This is the secret to their lighthearted and playful approach to life. They see the world as a place full of absurdities and contradictions.
And rather than hating it, they embrace it! It gives them a sense of levity and joy that allows them to live life to the fullest.