Silly Stuff Matters

February 13, 2014 2 Comments

Thanks to my colleague Ashley Welch for sending along the link to this video while I’ve been feeling a little under the weather.  It was a great quick boost and reminded me of how silliness matters in what can otherwise become very serious work.  And laughter is a legitimate and effective practice for resilience and development.

Please share with us your favorite silly and/or laughter inducing media!

2 Comments

  • Cynthia Silva Parker says:

    You’ve got me thinking about the power of humor to speak to racism, anti-semitism, homophobia, and more–often more incisively and with broader reach than narrative, research or discourse about policy. Check out this interview with Jerry Lewis. The first part is on his views about ethic humor. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq3NpZLJV1M

    It also reminds me of how tricky it is for the humor to shine a light on an ‘ism without crossing a line. See Michael Collier exploring that line.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyald5tqM8E&list=PL4C3BDDEE41142802

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