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Consolatory humour is something I`m very familiar with. I grew up in a very close multi-generational British family. Characters from history were not only romanticized for but idolized by their use of humour. When I learned about the second world war and life in England shortly there after the many amazing events and people that dominate the memory of that terrible time were those of humour. They are the best stories primarily because they are the ones I remember but as a secondary effect they are the ones I will reference and pass on as this work continues. They are are memories which will survive.
Humour is increasingly recognized as a source of consultation and has proven to positively impact psychiatric disorders and the general wellness of patients in numerous studies.
Please review: Europe’s Journal of Psychology August 2010 Issue
We can plainly see how the human need for consolation, order and even power and be addressed positively and completely by humour. If appropriately handled humour gives us a tool of self empowerment, a way to understand and interact with all of reality that is better and more human than any superstition.