1 week ago

This phrase 'sense of humour' often intrigues me. I wonder if it is an acquired attribute or an innate one.

This phrase 'sense of humour' often intrigues me. I wonder if it is an acquired attribute or an innate one.This phrase 'sense of humour' often intrigues me. I wonder if it is an acquired attribute or an innate one.
I believe, even if it is an acquired trait , it is not that hard to develop it ; just start appreciating trivial things. Watch comedy,read jokes, share jokes, just laugh a bit on yourself ,look at lighter side of happenings and events.

Certainly, people having good sense of humour make an impact.Having said that, trouble arises when people either fail to get a joke ,do not understand it or simply unaware of the context in which it has been cracked. For instance,one attempts to crack a joke while meeting a guest. The person gets it and laughs. Other one ,who don't probably understand it, suddenly turns silent and says to the guest. Please don't mind what he just said, then you hear him apologizing to the guest again. "happens".

They say in the East ,the more long faced you are, more you are taken seriously by others. I don't subscribe to this. Once a friend of mine introduced me to his fellows. That was a nice meeting. Since he was my friend,I told him frankly later on, that you friends were nice and educated people but for some reason I found them slightly rude and they didn't even smile for a second.
To my surprise, reply was something like , they were doing perfectly well, as you are not supposed to smile and joke when meeting new people because it gives a negative perception of being non-serious and empty-headed.

Looking at two situation above, I feel myself a bit confused. Being too serious can make others think you are just rude , at the same time 'attempting' to crack joke with not-so-familiar people possesses a risk of being misunderstood and could offend someone.

True????