Pain and Discomfort

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Yesterday, I attended a meeting of my Natl. Speakers Assoc. St. Louis chapter. Our speaker was Karyn Buxman, a former member of our chapter. Karyn is a humorist who does a great amount of work in the health care industry and working with health care professionals, as I do. As she was teaching our fellow chapter speakers about adding humor to their programs, one quote she said stood out: “Most humor comes from pain and discomfort.” I couldn’t agree more. Knock knock jokes, funny hats, gags and props, to me, aren’t funny. But the ability to see humor in a situation that was painful and is now better, well, that’s humor at it’s finest.

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