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Gaining a humorous perspective requires self-awareness, the ability to see the irony and paradox in things and to reassert what is truly important.

True humor also draws on conscience so that it is genuinely uplifting and doesn’t fall into the counterfeit of cynicism or putting people down.

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Humor is also the humanizer and equalizer in relationships.

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— p.33, 34, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families, Stephen Covey

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