A Wise Guy’s Guide to Humor


Humor is a powerful tool for transparency. What makes us laugh can often reveal a lot about who we are. Have you ever laughed at something and then felt guilty about it? Wisdom wis·dom wiz-duh m/ noun
  1. the ability to judge what is true, right or lasting
“You can tell how smart people are by what they laugh at.” ...Tina Fey [ [tweetthis url="http://bit.ly/1K0cH1g" hidden_hashtags="#FocusPoint #Wisdom"]“You can tell how smart people are by what they laugh at.” ...Tina Fey[/tweetthis] ]

For the Parent::Battle Cry

Humor is a powerful tool for transparency. What makes us laugh can often reveal a lot about who we are. [ [tweetthis remove_url="true" hidden_hashtags="#FocusPoint"]Humor is a powerful tool for transparency. What makes us laugh can often reveal a lot about who we are.[/tweetthis] ] Have you ever laughed at something and then felt guilty about it? Maybe it was a joke about something tragic, making too much light of someone’s pain. Or maybe it was a situation that, if your spouse heard you laughing at it, you might be embarrassed. The next time you laugh at something, take a moment and think about why you think it is funny. [ [tweetthis remove_url="true" hidden_hashtags="#FocusPoint #Wisdom"]The next time you laugh at something, think about why you think it is funny.[/tweetthis] ] You may discover some things about yourself you didn’t know.

For your Son::Call to Arms

Ask this question: Have you ever heard a joke you didn’t understand, but laughed anyway? Did you laugh at this joke because you think it is funny, or because others are laughing? Sometimes we do things, like laugh at other people’s jokes, because we want to fit in. While it’s great to feel a part of something, be careful. If you would be ashamed to talk about it with me, you shouldn’t show others you think it's funny. Making fun of someone’s real pain or problems is never funny. Hurting someone with a joke or prank isn’t either. [ [tweetthis remove_url="true"]Making fun of someone’s real pain or problems is never funny. Hurting someone with a joke or prank isn’t either.[/tweetthis] ] Be wise when you laugh. [ [tweetthis url="http://bit.ly/1K0cH1g" hidden_hashtags="#FocusPoint #Wisdom"]Be wise when you laugh.[/tweetthis] ] You should use your laughter to help and build others up, not hurt them. [ [tweetthis url="http://bit.ly/1K0cH1g" hidden_hashtags="#FocusPoint #Wisdom"]You should use your laughter to help and build others up, not hurt them.[/tweetthis] ]

Weekend Activity

Laugh it up! Look for some opportunities to share comedy with your children. It may be a sitcom you like, it could be a comedic special you feel is okay to share with your children. It could be some jokes you as a family could sit around and share. Make sure whatever you do, its something you could share with anyone.