When it comes to humor, I have always felt the same way: it is a necessity. I am basically Tinkerbell, and I need laughter around me in order to live.
I think that it is important to keep people around you that you can be yourself and laugh with. Besides honesty and trust, I always thought that humor is important for relationships. You want to surround yourself with people that can understand not only the way that you think in general, but also have compatible qualities.
I say this because you can always run into and make friends with someone who doesn’t understand your tone, and that can make things awkward quickly. Especially if you’re the kind of person who only humiliates others in order to make themselves seem funny.
Basically, what I’m saying, humor is subjective, and not everyone will get the way you work.
I personally think that I’m kind of funny. I wouldn’t say that I’m hilarious or anything, but sometimes I have pretty good one-liners. Most of the time, I crack people up when I’m not trying. And I try a lot.
I think you see where I’m going with this.
Honestly, I would rather laugh at other people’s jokes than fail at coming up with my own stuff. I’m good at thinking of funny things in my head, but I’m horrible when it comes to execution. I know it, my family knows it…
But I do find friends laughing at the things I say, sometimes. I’m not sure if it’s because they understand my humor, or they just want to make me feel good about myself. Either way, I’m totally grateful.
The person who makes me genuinely laugh most frequently is definitely tied between my two brothers, Rick and Heinrich. I don’t know what it is that makes the stuff they say funny, but they constantly crack me up. Sometimes, I think Rick does it on purpose when I’m around just because he knows I’m an easy target (I’ll laugh at just about anything), but other times I think he’s just actually really funny. My sister-in-law, Ryan, would say he’s the funniest person in the world, but I mean come on; she’s gonna say that—she married the guy.
But even my baby brother says the funniest things, and I can never tell if he’s joking on purpose, or he’s just naturally funny! It’s not fair, man. I want people to unironically laugh at the things I say! Maybe comedy just isn’t supposed to be my thing.
Which is crazy, because I’ve heard that heavier people are usually funnier. So can someone please direct me to the humor gene that I was supposed to get, but clearly missed?
Thanks, I’d really appreciate it.
Sidenote: If you ever laugh at my jokes unironically, thank you. I love you the most.
Prompt: Do you consider yourself funny? What role does humor play in your life? Who is the funniest person you know?