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Humor Us

Hidden Brain

19 Apr 2021

52mins

Owltail Summaries

1 quote, 3 ideas & 1 question from each episode

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Humor Us

19 Apr 2021

52mins

Weekly hand curated podcast episodes for learning

Quote

"Humor is often not about seeing what's funny, but about seeing the truth that others don't see."

Ideas

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When we laugh, we release a cocktail of healthy hormones.
We release endorphins, which helps reduce stress and pain.

We reduce our cortisol levels, which makes us calmer.

And we also increase oxytocin, known as the love hormone.

Jennifer jokes that in order to get these hormones released at the same time, we'd have to be exercising, meditating & having sex all at the same time haha!

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When we laugh, we release a cocktail of healthy hormones.
We release endorphins, which helps reduce stress and pain.

We reduce our cortisol levels, which makes us calmer.

And we also increase oxytocin, known as the love hormone.

Jennifer jokes that in order to get these hormones released at the same time, we'd have to be exercising, meditating & having sex all at the same time haha!

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When we have humor that's coupled with pain and not enough distance, we can come across as insensitive, hurtful or offensive.
If you remove humor from the one line that you created, and the truth of that statement still stands, that means there's integrity in what you're actually saying.

If you have to say something like 'i'm just joking', you know you've lost the integrity of the truth in your joke.

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When we have humor that's coupled with pain and not enough distance, we can come across as insensitive, hurtful or offensive.
If you remove humor from the one line that you created, and the truth of that statement still stands, that means there's integrity in what you're actually saying.

If you have to say something like 'i'm just joking', you know you've lost the integrity of the truth in your joke.

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When humor exists, love is not far behind.
With humor, you're forced to be present, you're listening out for what other people said and making jokes about what's being discussed.

Humor allows you to cultivate joy in a present way.

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When humor exists, love is not far behind.
With humor, you're forced to be present, you're listening out for what other people said and making jokes about what's being discussed.

Humor allows you to cultivate joy in a present way.

Questions

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Can you think of a situation where you could intentionally employ more humor?

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Can you think of a situation where you could intentionally employ more humor?

What else is in the episode

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Why some people are afraid of humor

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Why some people are afraid of humor

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The value of employing humor, even in professional & tense settings

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The value of employing humor, even in professional & tense settings

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Examples of great humor and specific tactics used for more humor

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Examples of great humor and specific tactics used for more humor

Who is Jennifer Aaker?

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A social psychologist and professor of marketing at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Her research focuses on meaning and purpose in life, money and time impact on happiness and more. Her latest book is Humor seriously, how to use humor in both business and life

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A social psychologist and professor of marketing at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Her research focuses on meaning and purpose in life, money and time impact on happiness and more. Her latest book is Humor seriously, how to use humor in both business and life

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