Philosophy of Humour


Humour, Laughter, Theoretics


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Although most people value humour, philosophers have said little about it, and what they have said is largely critical. Three traditional theories of laughter and humour are examined, along with the theory that humour evolved from mock-aggressive play in apes. Understanding humour as play helps counter the traditional objections to it and reveals some of its benefits, including those it shares with philosophy itself.
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Overstimulation: is that to avoid if you have a reasonably normal life?


Autism, Daily Life, Way of Life


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A while ago I wondered if you can prevent overstimulation if you have a pretty normal life.  Or is it a matter of learning to deal with it? I find it an integrin question. Looking at it from my own autism, it is a question that has no universal answer but I will try to answer it with by how I am dealing with it.Read More

Chicago 2018 & a New Job


Daily Life, Humour


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From December the 3rd till December the 9th i have been in Chicago (USA). I was there because i was invited to do a presentation for my colleagues in the USA.
I was invited to talk about humour and it was also the last official act as a nurse from the MC Slotervaart. This hospital has gone bankrupt and as a result from that i was unemployed.
The congress was fun to do and there were some great talks, especially  and the talk about “Breaking the circle of addiction” by Dr. Ruth Cangialosi from Footprints To Recovery was very interesting.
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To be funny – Part 4 of 4.


Humour, Jokes, Theoretics


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Humor can help you connect with other people and make unpleasant situations a little more bearable. This is part two of a four part blog about how to be funny. Being funny might seem like it takes a lot of work, but it’s actually not that hard once you tap into your inner sense of humor. Even if you don’t think you’re naturally funny, there are things you can do to make yourself and other people laugh.
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Stop Taking Life Too Seriously – Part 3 of 3


Daily Life, Humour, Way of Life


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Taking things very seriously can be a great quality, showing that you are earnest, caring, and hardworking. But, taking things ”too” seriously can cause unnecessary stress and worry over things that aren’t worth the effort. By learning about why we tend to take life too seriously and how to spread some humor and lightness into life, you can stop being so serious and spend more time enjoying life.

This is a third and final part of this serie about how to stop taking life too seriously.
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