Saturday, July 16, 2011


I am what I am......sometimes I have to scream that phrase inside my brain, to remind myself it is ok to be who I am .   I have struggled tonight, I love humor, I love to laugh( I laugh at myself alot)......but I found myself in a strange circumstance......listening to someone use humor in a way that made me very uncomfortable.
How? making fun of fundamental religion.....I grew up in that religion, and I knew in my heart it was not for me.
But I have family and friends who will go to their graves with their beliefs, and though I disagree, I would never make fun, not in a mean spirited, egotistical way.

Humor is healthy, humor is good, and humor can teach......but humor can become ugly and self righteous, making fun of something does not make you smarter.  Humor can be used to spread hate and narrow thinking just like anything else. I think in some ways humor is a rather scary trap, because people laugh and think, it's just a joke.. So now I sit and breathe, and I think of how many times I have laughed at something and's just a joke.....and I will be the first to say that sometimes I think our country has lost its sense of humor, we need to laugh more, but at ourselves, and the silliness of life , the strange and the wonderful, the wild and crazy, but not at someone's faith and beliefs. So, who's on first???????

Good night, Sweet dreams.


  1. I can't tell a joke to save my life!

    It's easier making fun of others so I guess that's why some so-called comedians do this! Being truly funny takes skill and talent and hard graft!

    Take care

  2. Thanks for the reminder, even in a joking way saying something about someone even to my hubby is not humor.

  3. People don't realize how a joke can be so harmful to others.

  4. We are too serious as a society I have to agree. Lighten up people and just learn to laugh. Couldn't agree with you more on this Jilda. Great post.

  5. "One man's ceiling is another man's floor..." -- Paul Simon

  6. Sometimes we laugh along so as to blend in with the crowd.

  7. I have heard some jokes that offended me. I think I may have been guilty of doing it too. I hope I have never hurt anyone's feelings by my joking.