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2. “If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.”

What it means: Life is tough. It’s unfair, it’s cruel, and let’s face it -- nobody gets out of here alive. Many things happen that could easily send us all on a tailspin of despair without hope of recovering. Sometimes laughter is the only way to see the light through the darkness. Making light of a difficult situation gives you power. It adds levity and strengthens bonds. It makes even the worst case scenarios feel more bearable, reminding us that we’re all in this together. A sense of humor really can see you through just about anything. Across cultures, the societies that have struggled through the most hardship tend to have developed fantastic ways of coping through laughter and comedy.

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