Congress in Berlin 2019


Congres & Symposium, Humour, Way of Life


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On the 28th of Februari and the 1st of March 2019 I was invited to give a presentation about Humour as a Nursing Intervention at the 28th International Conference on Neurology and Therapeutics 2019. On this congress I found myself the odd duckling because there where all doctors (except for 2 others, a physiotherapist and a researcher).
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Taking a Joke


Daily Life, Humour, Jokes, Theoretics, Way of Life


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Everyone loves a good joke but when the joke’s on you, it’s hard to know how to react, respond, and continue having a good time. Remain calm and consider the Joker’s intent. If the intent wasn’t malicious, you needn’t be upset by it. Laughter is often automatic, but being offended is a choice. You can choose not to let a joke get to you.
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Telling a Joke


Funny Stories, Humour, Jokes, Laughter, Theoretics


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From one-liners to classic three-liners to the one-minute gag you tell your friends, a good joke pleases everyone. Joke-telling is one of the best ways to ease tension, make a new friend, or light up a room. That is, of course, if you can get a laugh. Telling good jokes is an art that comes naturally to some people, but for others it takes practice and hard work.
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Making Jokes


Funny Stories, Humour, Jokes, Theoretics


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Comedians make it look easy, but coming up with a funny joke actually takes a lot of forethought. You’ve got to pick a target and find a way to make fun of it that delights, rather than offends, your audience. It can be a fine line to walk, but the results are worth it! Read this article to find out how to make a joke that’ll have your friends rolling with laughter.
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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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