While very few jokes are original, I believe that bringing humor to others is a genuinely important role to play on life's stage. Humor helps the more serious minded see the lighter side of life. It even allows us face our own challenging situations with a bit of sparkle and rib-tickling bedazzle.
Having an ebullient disposition is an uncomplicated, undemanding way to view our lives and see our place in the world. Being funny isn't just about laughing at others, it's also about relaxing and laughing at ourselves - while laughing at others.
Elsa Maxwell said, "Laugh at yourself first, before anyone else can," which, when in good fun, is terrific advice. The Latin adjective ridiculus means something or someone who makes you laugh, so if you're planning on a career in comedy or simply planning some well-rehearsed jokes for your next meeting, be mindful that people can end up laughing at the comedian - not just the joke.