We Trust in Humor by Moe Abdou


Humor is an essential component of living a great life, yet few of us deliberately internalize it.  There’s no denying that a sense of humor helps put things in perspective and makes life a bit more enjoyable for each of us; still what’s most exciting is the modern research linking laughter with one’s self-worth and confidence.  I remember hearing the great Maya Angelou say that she doesn’t trust anyone who doesn’t laugh, and after speaking with Humour Australia’s Zara Swindells-Groseit became clear to me as to why.



Further Reading
  • Seedling Relies on Childhood Curiosity to Inspire a Creative Team — On a recent flight home, I spent over an hour browsing a children’s play website, completely enamored by sets like Design Your Own Superhero Cape and Invent Your Own Insects. After sharing Seedling with everyone I know, despite few of my friends having children, I wondered why the brand struck a such a meaningful chord with me.
  • Why Five Founders Made the Decision to 'Choose Must' — The ‘A-ha moment’ in my shift to adulthood (Translation: Post Grad life) was reading Elle Luna’s story The Crossroads of Should and Must. I stumbled on Elle’s narrative while dealing with one of my then weekly quarter life crises. Her invigorating call to choose must - “the intuition that explodes inside of us” -  put my existential fears in perspective.
  • Why Jonathon Triest is Following His Must with Ludlow Ventures — One of the greatest days of our lives is when we stop subscribing to what we should be doing and start living our Must. I learned this lesson from Elle Luna, an artist and designer who shares her story leaving her job as a designer at Mailbox, in The First Round Review. She previously worked on redesigning Uber’s mobile app and spent time at Medium as well.


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