In Celebrations Of Happiness xXx

So on Monday it was International Happiness Day, and so I decided to write up this impromptu piece on Happiness which I subsequently posted on my Twitter and Instagram

Although, I think happiness should be something we think and talk about all the time (in a round about way it is something we do everyday, but it’s just not as obvious). Continue reading In Celebrations Of Happiness xXx

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The Importance of Laughter in Our Lives and the Role of the Comic: Henri Bergson 

“It always implies a secret or unconscious intent, if not of each one of us, at all events of society as a whole” Henri Bergson

The best part of life has to be when we laugh so hard and uncontrollably that we can’t even speak, yet somehow we are able to sit there and clap away like a seal even though we are struggling to breathe! Laughter is undoubtedly a great part of our lives and occurs when something funny happens and/or is said in a comical way.

In Henri Bergson’s Laughter: An Essay on the Meaning of the Comic, the author wants to define the comic but not in a way that results in a rigid definition of the word, his main emphasis is to see the relevance between art and life; so he looks into the comic’s role as part of human life in order to have a better understanding of society and the individual human imagination, as well as of the collective imagination. As a result he explores why people laugh and what laughter actual means, by looking into what it is in us that makes us laugh and explores what it is in language that makes a joke funny. Continue reading The Importance of Laughter in Our Lives and the Role of the Comic: Henri Bergson