It’s been said that humor is a cure for what ails you. One thing that ails many people is depression.
There are various ways to deal with depression. You can see a therapist. You can take antidepressants. Or, you can just wait for the sad or negative feelings to pass.
However, humor, or making yourself laugh, can ease depression and make you feel better about whatever situation you find yourself in. Humor is expressed in various ways. For example, pictures are often devoted to humor. There are traditional ways to find hilarious pictures:
1. Sunday Comics
Even though print and physical newspapers are slowly dying, some say, the Sunday comics are still enjoyed by millions of people. Comics are meant to be many things, but one of them is funny. It’s easy to find a funny comic strip in the Sunday paper.
In the 21st century, print books are not as popular as eBooks. However, they are still the preferred way to read by many people. If you are interested in a physical book filled with funny images, they can be found in bookstores or at the library.
3. TV Shows and Movies
TV shows and movies provide moving pictures, many of which are funny. Comedy TV shows are an excellent way to gain a hardy laugh. A funny movie, such as “Animal House,” can become so popular that people watch it years and years down the road.
The traditional ways to find hilarious pictures are there and will remain, but there is one way that has become very popular in the 21st century, and that’s locating such images on the Internet. Billions of people every day access the Internet, making it the most popular way for people to get the information they need.
There are a variety of ways to find funny pictures on the Net. Here are some of the most common examples:
1. Meme Sites
One way to find funny photos is to look at meme sites. What is an Internet meme? It is a photo or video that expresses a phrase, an activity or a concept.
Not all memes are funny, but the funny varieties are catching on in the 21st century. Funny memes typically present a funny photo accompanied by a phrase that is even funnier than the photo.
These memes are gathered at designated sites, but they can easily be found on other areas of the Internet, such as social media sites, such as Facebook or Twitter or Instagram.
In fact, if you are a member of any of the social media sites, you may want to share memes you find with your friends or followers. Most memes are created with the intent that they be shared with others.
2. YouTube And Similar Sites
Hilarious pictures are not all stationary. Some are often moving pictures. That’s where YouTube comes in. If you’re interested in funny videos, YouTube, or a site that is similar, will present plenty of funny videos for you to watch and to feel good watching.
Often a person who presents hilarious videos on YouTube has made the activity part of his or her brand. Therefore, you can expect hundreds if not thousands more videos of the same type. If you find a person on YouTube who’s work you like, be sure to subscribe to their channel.
Blogging is just as popular now as it was when the activity was first introduced to the Net. Find a blogger who is devoted to comedy and to presenting funny pictures and videos. Subscribed to that blogger’s blog, and then you can get the postings delivered to your inbox without your having to visit the blog every time.
4. Facebook Pages
Facebook is still the most popular social media site on the Internet. There are two components to the site. A person can have a personal page, and they can have a Facebook page. Facebook pages are typically devoted to businesses, or authors, or people who are promoting a brand.
Find a Facebook page devoted to funny photos. Then be sure to like that page so that the postings from that page appear in your timeline. Leave comments on the page to let the page owner know how much you appreciate the funny photos that are presented.
Pinterest was launched in 2010. Therefore, it’s a relatively new site. Nevertheless, it has grown in popularity to make it one of the most popular social media sites on the Net.
Pinterest is devoted to photos, whether they be stationary or moving. Once on the site, look for what are called “boards.” After you find boards devoted to funny images, simply follow the boards.
You can also pin images from the boards to your boards to share with your followers. However, images on Pinterest should not be shared outside of Pinterest unless you have permission from the owner.
Instagram, launched in 2010, is a video-sharing and photo-sharing social network. Some say that Instagram is so popular that it is set to take over the top two social networks – Facebook and Twitter.
Finding funny photos and videos on Instagram is a fun activity, particularly because the images are often self-made by the people who are sharing them.
So much fun is Instagram that you may also wish to create self-made funny images and videos to share with your friends and followers. Instagram photos can be shared on other social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Flicker.
Hilarious pictures as therapy is one of the natural way to deal with depression, a problem that affects millions of people. Laughter allows a person to focus on happy thoughts and the source of the laughter.
One way to introduce funny images into your life is to access them every morning when you get up or during breakfast. It allows you to start your day out positive and hopefully the good feelings that you experienced will carry on throughout the rest of your day.