Introduction: Humour means making funs with friends, relatives, and colleagues. So it is found that no other animals but the man in the animal kingdom have the faculty and boon of humor. It is totally exclusive to man. This faculty of laughter belongs to the only man for he can speak.
Necessity of humor: Humour is the means of expressing the mind in a fine sentiment. It also relieves a man suffering from frustration, tension, heaviness, monotony, and boredom by creating a congenial, light, friendly and jovial atmosphere. A moment of humor is like a draught of cool and a fragrant breeze in hot summer. God has bestowed man with this quality as the best medicine. People who possess this unique sense of humor can survive long, enjoy a healthy and meaningful life.
Truly speaking, they are far better equipped to face the challenges, strains, stresses, worries, and anxieties of practical life. To laugh and make other people laugh is a fine charity. A man with rich heart and fine sentiment can do this. Hence, only the humourists can become dear and popular with people.
It is not a joke but a rare quality of a man to laugh or smile and makes others laugh or to find this laughing reflected on the face of others. It is an essential element of success. Abraham Lincoln, the former president of America, said, “With fearful strain upon me night and day if I did not laugh, I should die.” Laughter is both medicine and tonic.”
Refreshing elements: Nothing else can refresh, invigorate and make us energetic as humor does. It is essential for life and career to cultivate this habit. One may feel embittered, disillusioned, nervous and shaky resulting in the loss of energy, enthusiasm, and interest. In such a situation a moment of humor and laughter can be a great help. It makes him forget them working as a sedative.
Then he can hope for further survival. Man can cultivate this habit by making funs, jokes and enjoying humor, comics and cartoons. We should read such books and materials as are lightly humourous with comic, satire, and see serials and pictures as make us cheerful, happy, joyous smiling, optimist, positive in outlook and witty. It is an invaluable quality that we should all possess. They are really unfortunate to whom it does not come easily when needed.
Cartoonists, jokers, authors, journalists, orators, poets and comedians may live a very handsome living through making other people laugh. Life on earth may become dull, complex, difficult, mechanical, hurried, materialistic for want of humor. Humour makes comedy successful both on the stage and in the library. It is a golden key that removes all sorts of gloomy, unhappiness, anxieties, boredom evil thoughts, frustrations by making a man open-hearted, unorthodox and frank etc.
It stimulates a life with new stamina and life gets its longevity. Humour is more sought after these days when life is dull. Books on jokes. cartoons, stories sell like hot cakes because they are full of wit and interest. It provides moments of hearty laughter in a way that may be quite, simple and innocent and sometimes caustic.
The life of a humourist: In old age a man naturally becomes peevish. He does not find comfort and pleasure in anything. He expresses rough words to all. No one in the family can please him. His behavior with all is displeasing. A humourist even at the fag end of his life does not become peevish. He can take anything so easily as we can’t generally expect from him. He intends to die in senses of humor.
A humorist is remembered, loved, regarded by all classes and tastes of people for they find psychological food in his dealings. His art of making funs seems to be real. His movement, attitude, manners, and things are the real sources of joy and merriment.
Examples: There are some humourists in the world. We now cite the examples only two of them. Charlie Caplin, the famous comedian, ruled over the heart of the people in the world with his fifty years’ achievement, Likewise. Hanif Sanket in Bangladesh is popular to all sections of people for his presenting the real picture of life. He presents a magazine called Etyadi monthly. He has also found an uncountable number of devotees. He is now a familiar figure even to the inhabitants of the remotest villages of Bangladesh. His main profession cannot make him popular as Etyadi can.
Conclusion: A humourist can inculcate the idea he has into the mind of people easily and untroubled. Humour is a fine quality of man that remains ever fresh or green to all.