About Ira Riklis Humor

Today I start a new blog, a humor blog. Humor is very important. I think it would be very difficult to get through the travails of life without a sense of humor. Certainly those who manage to find humor should have an easier time of it. Bill Cosby once said, “You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything, even poverty, you can survive it.” He should know; in 1976, Cosby earned a PhD in Education conferred by the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His dissertation discussed the use of Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids as a teaching tool in elementary schools. During his distinguished career, Cosby has explored the African-American experience from poverty to well-to-do, and in the process arguably expanded the boundaries of that experience; and all through humor.

Sir Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St. Alban, and the illustrious English philosopher, statesman, scientist, orator, author, and most particularly, jurist of the late 16th – early 17th Centuries came at this same idea from the other side. “Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.”

Humor Personally For Ira Riklis

On a very personal note, when my older sister battled cancer for three years, eventually succumbing last December, I tried to ease her anxiety and suffering by sending her a joke every day or so. I sincerely hope that it did provide solace during those difficult years.

So here goes and I hope my blog will brighten your day just a little…

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