Think about the truth in political humor. Some laughs are created because they contradict the tried and true views of life. Some mock reality. Others, like Knock -Knock jokes play on words. Truth lies somewhere in all humor, it is either ignored, twisted, or hidden in other ways.
Emotional Fitness Tip
Seeing the bit of truth in humor exercises your critical thinking. Critical thinking is the core skill exercised by the emotionally intelligent. Take a moment now, to look again at the jokes and what truth are they hiding.
As an example, think about the Kissinger’s statement. The truth? There are bad politicians. The twisted truth? The statistics have no basis in fact. The core truth: Those willing to do bad make it difficult for those trying to do good.
Thank you for all you do
Remember to share all you find of value on the internet. All who post crave recognition. A like says “Thank You.” Comments say you have read and thought about the post. Sharing is a gift to three people: the blogger, the people you share with, and you for your kindness blesses you.
Post Inspiration: This post was not inspired by a WordPress Daily Prompt: Underground but humor does try to bring a bit of truth from the darkest underground.
Links of Interest
These links are for those not familiar with Emotional Intelligence or the idea of Emotional Fitness.
- Emotional Intelligence (en.wikipedia.org)
- The five components of emotional Intelligence (www.sonoma.edu)
- About Emotional Fitness Training (emotionalfitnesstraining.com)
- An Emotional Fitness Program for Parents (amazon.com)
Even the most learned researchers and therapists quarrel about much. Take their advice and mine carefully. Don’t just listen to your heart, but also think; don’t just think, listen to your heart. Heart and head working together increase the odds you will find useful advice amid all the promises and hopes pushed at you be others. As others have noted, take what seems useful, leave the rest.
Disclaimer two: Forgive my grammatical errors
If you need perfect posts, you will not find them here; I will understand if you don’t follow, like or share what like me. Not only am I dealing with an aging brain, but all of my life I have been plagued by dysgraphia–a learning disability, Some of my posts might be peppered with bad spelling, poor punctuation, and worse words that make no sense. If you want to hang in with me, thank you; you are kind. If a post doesn’t make sense or bugs you too much, stop reading, I will understand.