I couldn't disagree more. I have always had a great sense of humor but it's expanded even more as I've gotten older. I think you're hanging out with the wrong people :-)
Hear, hear Nigel!!
I think you are correct sir. :)
What do you mean by old? I know several grandfather types who still have a dry sense of humor. Maybe its more of a generational gap. There are some jokes I don't get, or I don't think are funny. But I still have my hair and have lost only one tooth, so I guess I'm not old enough yet to lose my sense of ... wait, what were we just talking about?
no.. the young get less funny
I think I still have my sense of humor ..
Everyone has a different idea of what is humorous ... no matter what age.
Oh and I still have my hair and all my own teeth. Only 1 cavity even ... :)
I'm wondering how freaked out I should be that I still have all my hair and teeth.
OMG .. not you too Nigel.
It's a miracle .. :)
You do Barb! Take a bow too. lol
I like that Nigel! lol
Thank you madam ... *curtsies*
I need to grab my cane and go and get my reading glasses that I left on the rocking chair on the porch but then I'm gonna come back to see what exactly you wrote.
Take your time Nigel .. we don't want you to break a hip or anything. Now please excuse me, I have to oil the wheels on my walker and call the Beauty Shop to make an appt. to get my hair dyed blue. :)
Welcome Barb :))
Age really is a trip though. I keep waiting to FEEL like I'm 47, but I still just feel like I'm 20 years old and I still have this crazy youthful enthusiasm that I had as a teenager. Is this NORMAL? Part of it can no doubt be attributed to emotional maturity of the lack thereof (:-) ) but there's more than just that.
Nigel .. it's your positive attitude towards life and sense of humor that will keep you young forever! Good for you!
Thanks Barb. Appreciate the nice words. :-) I think we're all pretty much screwed once we aren't able to laugh at ourselves and at the absurdity that life sometimes is. God knows I wouldn't be here right now if it weren't for that.
Well I've never lost any hair, have all my teeth including my wisdom teeth and like to think I've got a good sense of humour. :)
You have a wonderful sense of humor! :)
Thank you Barb. *taking a bow* :)
The older people become the more content and their sense of humor changes to a more subtle tongue in check variety rather than the dramatic can't stop laughing kind. They're just different kinds of senses of humor. One is more dramatic and serious, and the other more easy going and applicable to more things.
The Taoists texts in particular illustrate the point. They're written in a stylized paradoxical manner that encourages the reader to interpret the text for themselves. One interpretation that is always included is a sort of pervasive tongue in check sense of humor. Two people can literally read the same exact text and one will argue with it and cuss it the entire time while the other laughs the whole way through. Many Taoists can't take a religion seriously if it doesn't have a good sense of humor about itself.
It is individual. I for example see absurd alround me more, as I am growing older and like to pocke my humor @ it. On the other hand have no patience for silly humor any more.
Your sense of humour matures, just like you.
What was funny as a child, is not as a teen; funny as a teen, is not so funny in your twenties ....and so on.
It is not a loss of a sense of humour, merely that other things are funny.
Glad someone here is much better able to articulate things than me. :-)
It gets better with age.
Sometimes, but I think that is a function of health issues, such as chronic pain and depression. It takes more to get me laughing these days. Also a lot of "jokes" that are new to someone younger, are oft repeated rehashes of old ideas, thus no longer funny to someone who has already heard a variation on the same theme 1000 times.
you'll soon find out...
Yeah 100 percent serious makes this a great question! :P
As people grow older, the sense of humour just changes from being silly to mature :p.
Well you would lose your sense of humor too if you lost your hair and teeth too ;)