Our sense of humor gives us the strength to survive difficult times. Humor not only brightens our day during normal course of events but also act as a survival agent by keeping thing in proper perspective even at a time of loss or difficult times.
Couple of months ago, one of my relative lost his wife in a tragic snatching at gun point activity. When we visited his house second time after few days of the event, his spirits were high when he said that, “look it at this way, she died but only after living her life to the fullest by enjoying each day while she was alive”.
William Arthur Ward, once said,” A well developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life”.
Similarly Max Eastman believes, “Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully”.
These days, our country, Pakistan is going through the toughest times since Independence. I agree these are the toughest times in the history of our country. Most of our complaints are 100% legitimate. But at the same time our response is 0% correct. Most of my country men are found complaining all across the social media, in bazaars, offices, factories, at homes, schools etc. Complaints, Pakistan bashing, ill words, bad language are quite common, be it loadshedding, security issue, political scenario or economic hardships.
To survive, we need to keep things in their proper perspective. And one of the appropriate mechanism to face these hardships is our sense of humor. Instead of shouting or getting short tempered at the onslaught of trouble time, we need to see the lighter side of it. By seeing the lighter side, quite often we start to smile or laugh. This simple act of smile or laugh changes our mood from gloom to bloom.