Using Humor to Survive in Concentration and POW Camps

“I would never have made it if I could not have laughed. Laughing lifted me momentarily . . . out of this horrible situation, just enough to make it livable . . . survivable.”                                                                                                                          (Victor Frankl) “Humor, more than anything else in the human makeup, affords an aloofness and an ability to rise […]

Using Humor to Cope – Laughing in the Midst of Stress

“Gentlemen, why don’t you laugh?  With the fearful strain that is upon me day and night, if I did not laugh I should die, and you need this medicine as much as I do.” (Abraham Lincoln, during the Civil War) “If it weren’t for the brief respite we give the world with our foolishness, the […]