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Pabitra Mukhopadhyay


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Let's talk about humor

What is humor to you? How important is it in your life? How many kinds of it you came across? And lastly, what is that 'cultural' sense of humor?
I am asking because I have seen people requiring to explain it to others.


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  • Nov 25 2013: Laughter sometimes really can be the best medicine. Patch Adams MD, uses humor as a tool for healing.He believes that laughter, joy and creativity are an integral part of the healing process and therefore, true health care must incorporate those aspects of life.Additionally, Dr. Adams adds to his training as a physician his experience as a street clown. In working with health care and mental health professionals, he explores the relationship between humor and therapy using his unique blend of knowledge, showmanship and "hands on" teaching techniques. Dr. Adams says, "I interpret my experience in life as being happy. I want, as a doctor, to say it does matter to your health to be happy. It may be the most important health factor in your life." His story was told on the big screen in a film released in 1998 titled "Patch Adams" and was played by actor Robin Williams.
    • Nov 25 2013: Laughter, joy and creativity are integral parts of living!

      Stuff happens and individuals interpret it one way or another way... some appreciate it for what it is and choose to do something to make it even better and so it keeps improving (yea some choose the other avenue avoid it, reject it, deny it and do nothing to make it better so it stays there till they deal with it in more effective ways)... kind of funny how denying an error is in itself and error and now there are twice of them things to deal with... Lets say that what there grows and we choose in which direction.

      Making and recognizing an error to learn something good from it may be part of the process of Learning ... of course an unnecessary diversion from the true path of learning that involves getting the right answer... by choosing to provide the right answer ideally the first time around .

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