If we lose our sense of #humor, we lose our sense of #humanity. #QuoteADay #Day165 #edchat #edu #LaughLots
Humanity only "works" when we remember that we can't take ourselves too seriously. Yes, our work is very important, and yes, education is not a joke.
That being said, humor is a necessity in leadership and learning, not just a trait to possibly have or that's "a nice supplement." Leaders and learners who are comfortable laughing are leaders and learners who understand their humanity and the humanity of others.
When we work in fields that are relationship-based, we have to remember to include a little fun in all that we do. Sometimes that is irreverent fun and "jokester" type activity. At other points it is fun with a true purpose and deep goal in mind.
Regardless, we can be more successful and build deeper relationships when we have a little fun, be a little funny, and let the world make a little fun of us.
If there is anything this world needs, it is more humanity, and if there is anything that can make us seem more human, it is laughing so hard that you cry.
So laugh lots, and always put a little humor into everything you do.