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Humor is the glorification of a concept

Humor is unique to humans. Animals don’t have a sense of humor as we know it. So humor has to do with something that makes humans unique. What makes humans unique in comparison to animals is our highly developed ability to think in concepts.

Humor is, simply put, the glorification of a concept. The alleviation that is felt the instant we believe we can be saved from our existential misery by a concept, expresses itself through an emotional release which is called humor. That is why humor is an ego defense mechanism.

In order to see this you need to pay very close attention to what exactly causes you to think of something11601299333_91a55fe4a2_b as being funny. You have to rewind your subtle memory after you felt the humor and then study that emotion closely with your intelligence and sensitivity.

Let’s clarify this through an example. Think about something you consider funny. Why do you think it’s funny? That’s because what you are thinking about invokes a vision of reality that is very one-sided and simplistic, like a cartoon of reality, thereby causing a perception of control, security and comfort.


The shift from the usual existential ignorance which the ego cannot handle, to the momentary believe in a simplistic vision of reality which the ego CAN handle, causes a pleasant release of tension which we call humor.

Having a sense of humor is part of being human, but we should not exaggerate the importance of humor. That’s why it gets annoying when humor takes on the character of an obligation as it often does in conventional society. A popular saying amongst the masses is “A day without laughter is a day wasted.” That’s one of the reasons why I’m a bit of a hermit…

Tips for Cleaning at the End of Tenancy

It is good for you to understand how end of tenancy cleaning London can be done so that the whole thing works in much better way. There are so many means you have so that cleaning can be done in perfect manner. It is good for you to have idea on the various things related with cleaning at the end of the tenancy so that the whole process can be completed in much less time and with greater efficiency. It is always important for following the tips so that cleaning do not turn out to be a nightmare. It is really hard to imagine how much amount of effort and cleaning should be done so that you get the house ready for the next occupant.

Move Out Before Cleaning

End of tenancy cleaning should be done only after you shift to your new place. This is important and do not think about cleaning before you leave as it can only mess up the things. If you are moving out, then you carry all the things that are required and the stuffs left behind can be trashed. The property can then be cleaned by trashing all the waste.

Deep Cleaning Carpets

If the property has got carpets then you should be knowing that it is the one which has got all amount with dirt and also the grime. A recent study related with carpets has revealed the fact that most of the people have not deep cleaned their carpet at any point of time. This can really make the carpet so nasty. 13988695003_8a29925fab_bIt usually absorbs the smell of dampness and also from cooking. Cleaning the carpets can help in improving appearance, neutralizing odors and also can be helpful in extending the life of the carpets too. You should let the tenants move out and start cleaning from the floor, you should vacuum carpets thoroughly, and can spray on the areas which are heavily stained.

Cleaning Kitchen

Kitchen is really an important part of the property and it should be cleaned well. It is necessary for keeping the whole kitchen clean and even the sinks can be cleaned to make it sparkle. Try to gather all the stuffs necessary for cleaning the kitchen, sink and other parts. Try to be sure that you are getting rid of all carbon deposits in the kitchen so that it looks much new and shiny. This can only make new tenants choose your home.

Cleaning Bathrooms
SYK End of Tenancy cleaning include bathroom cleaning as the major thing.Bathrooms can get very bad with time and making use of proper means to clean the bathroom ensures that they look much amazing and you can make new or prospective tenants like your home. Having a dull bathroom floor and tiles can really make the prospective tenants turn away from your property which is not really a good thing for the property. Try to be very sure about what you are doing so that you get good results.

The eyes are the mirror of the soul

On the third day of a zen retreat I had an eye-opening experience. We had just finished a round of sitting meditation when the zen teacher said that every person should face another person and look him or her straight in the eyes for one minute.

After that minute we had to switch and look another person in the eyes, and so on, until we had done that exercise with 10 different people.

I had never heard about this exercise, so I didn’t know what to expect. I went and got right in front of the person next to me.face-984031_640 The zen teacher gave the signal to start the exercise and I looked straight into the eyes of the person in front of me.

What happened then hit me like a sledgehammer. It was a totally unexpected experience. I could look straight into the soul of the other. With that I refer to an experience we all know, but it was much clearer and deeper than in ‘normal life.’

We all know that when someone experiences an extreme emotion, you can see that in the eyes of that person. My experience during this exercise was akin to that, but I could see much deeper. I saw what I would call the basic emotional paradigm of the person in front of me.

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