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Jtube: Funny People

Jtube: Funny People

Is it healthy to deal with bad news through humor?

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Published: August 14, 2011

Is it healthy to deal with bad news through humor?

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(13) Raymond Bastarache, May 2, 2012 12:06 PM

Bad news with humor

...nor foolish talking nor jesting which are not covenient: but the rather giving of thanks. Instead, remind each other of G-d's goodness .

(12) Anonymous, August 29, 2011 7:59 PM

Went a little too far for real life

If this video is suppose to represent a real life situation then it went too far, Even when we are hurting it is not ok to make others feel bad with humor. Although, I have to say I am a big fan of Adam Sandler.

(11) Simon, August 22, 2011 1:32 PM

Two faith doctors l will always remember;Joshua & Caleb

True there were Giants in the Promise Land but there was one greater who had conquered a bigger Giant throughout the trip so far. The mighty God who watches over us when we make a fool of ourselves like the advisers of biblical Job. One day l looked worried that my father could be suffering from a kidney problem, l worried for him but he was less concerned reminding me that l had prayed about it so God will sort him out; one can take this as humor at first until you see the result it turned out he was ok l guess his faith made him whole. Joshua and Caleb had the Spirit of God leading them, the men w need in our midst today to remind us that all things are possible in faith, yes it looks horrible but there is a glitter of hope let us pursue it.

(10) Dorothy Greenstein, August 18, 2011 12:46 AM

Don't judge someone under stress

When I was a teenager, I had a bad skin condition. I went to several doctors, but the one that ended up helping me was a bigwig in a major hospital. I had an appointment once while the doctor was doing rounds. I was laying on an examination table and he started discussing me as if I were a specimen under a microscope. He told his students to note the sausage shape of the whens on my face and I finally said "and I'm kosher, too!". At that point (after they stopped laughing) the doctor told the students that it was always important to remember that their patients are human, too, and he apologized to me. Sometimes doctors and others are so involved in getting the job done, that they forget about humanity. I think that's what this comic was trying to bring out, albeit a bit overdone. It's also not unusual for people to blame the messenger when they don't like the message. Both sides should try to get a clearer picture of where the other is coming from. Unfortunately, miscommunication is often the result of not enough time or thought. People under stress are also more likely to react (or overreact) inappropriately. While I don't necessarily find this funny (I don't believe in making fun of people) the humor itself is somewhat humorous. The doctor actually seems like a pretty nice guy, and very patient. Better than some real doctors I've met.

(9) eva, August 17, 2011 2:32 AM

most comedy consists of insults

I've noticed that a great part of the humor in most sitcoms, current and also older ( as, for example, in classic old time radio comedy which I've been listening to for nostalgic reasons) consists of insults and put-downs, with the audiences laughing uproariously at the embarrassment of the insultee. I truly fail to see any humor in this. I find it sad.m

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