Use The Strength Of Humour During Tough Times

When you share a joke with someone, there is a sense of connectedness.

This was called joke intimacy by Professor Ted Cohen.

This type of intimacy can be shared with someone you know or with a stranger.

For instance, if you see something funny, you might look around to see if anyone else noticed—you might lock eyes with a stranger, and you both giggle.

You’ve developed joke intimacy through a shared experience of laughter.” Dr. Gimbel

 explained, “There is a sort of bond there, that happens with humor, which builds a sense of human community.”

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