Mental health professionals say humor is a balm for soothing nerves, not just by tickling funny bones but also by decreasing stress hormones. Clinical evidence shows high levels of stress can weaken immune systems.
"It’s a really powerful way to manage the unmanageable. Just to make fun of it and to gain control by laughing at it. That’s a really powerful psychological move we can make." “面对无法掌控的事物，幽默十分有效。通过玩笑，人们可以获得一种掌控感，这是我们可以采取的强有力的心理行动。”