Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.

William James

There is something that have to be taken very seriously and it is SENSE OF HUMOR! Sense of humor is the capacity to be amused by people or situations or things.

Sense of humor is define as:

  1. The trait of appreciating (and being able to express) the humorous;
  2. A disposition to find (or make) causes for amusement.

Sense of humor is serious because it is a gift possessed  by someone with the capacity of being surprised… amused by things. Sense of humor is also associated to common sense because is the capacity to read the reality surrounding us. It is related to human experience and knowledge or lack of it… and be amused by it. Common sense is defined as,

  1. “sound and prudent judgment based on a simple perception of the situation or facts.” Thus, “common sense” (in this view) equates to the knowledge and experience which most people already have, or which the person using the term believes that they do or should have.
  2. “the basic level of practical knowledge and judgment that we all need to help us live in a reasonable and safe way”.

Sense of humor is that capacity of being amused which requires being jovial and also a bit humble because we have to let things to still surprise us. It requires also common sense which is the perception of reality or situation under a humanistic way of seeing things. Children are playful and find humor in things because they get amused very easily. Children know very little and get surprised by almost everything because they see almost everything with new eyes. As humans we are very limited by nature so there are many things that we don’t know and many things that are over our heads… Not understanding everything can be frustrating or it can be humorous… When sense of humor is developed and practiced helps in viewing things in a kinder and gentler way. There are human situations and things that are just funny. Many people believe that what a person finds funny is something which develops on its own, and that you cannot teach someone to understand why jokes, comments, situations, and events are funny… especially when some things are perception coming from common sense. However, there are certainly things one can do to enhance it. Children, for example, benefit from play and demonstrations of humor, along with encouragements to laugh. While some children’s jokes might seem rather inane to adults, encouraging children to tell jokes and to think about what makes things funny, can help them develop a sense of humor.

 It is requisite for the relaxation of the mind that we make use, from time to time, of playful deeds and jokes.

Thomas Aquinas