Wisdom and Humour may sound contrary to each other, but they make an ideal combination as a wise statement tinged with humor can make it easier for the audience to grasp even difficult statements. Humour and Wisdom are the two highly significant traits of human nature, though it’s true that only a few people possess both qualities together. Wisdom guides us about life all along, as it enables us to reflect on life and learn the right lessons about it. At the same time, humor helps us relieve the stress of life.
Speech on Humour and Wisdom
Speech – 1
Warm greetings to all my respected teachers and dear fellow students!
Today, we have chosen a very different topic for speech delivery, i.e. Speech on Humour and Wisdom. What clicks you the moment you hear these two words – Humour and Wisdom? Don’t these words sound too familiar and relatable? Of course, they do, right! Now, ask yourself if you can engage yourself in a conversation, which is devoid of humor and wisdom. Certainly not possible, right! Thus, we can deduce that both humor and wisdom are the two most essential elements of human nature.
Not all human beings are gifted with these essential features; it’s simply because of the fact that they lack these abilities. And, not in everyone, you’d come across both the characteristics. Say for instance, if one person is full of humor; the chances could be such that he may be devoid of wisdom; whereas the other person would be very wise, but may lack humorous elements.
However, the combination of wisdom and humor is a terrific one and if an individual has got both then he/she is got to be really smart. Isn’t it? It is said that though humor may not have wisdom, wisdom has the ability to give rise to healthy humor. Wisdom is the oxygen of the brain while humor acts as a catalyst for the brain. When we are possessed of both required wisdom and good humor, we feel happy and satisfied from within.
If you look back in history, you will realize that there were many wise people born who were gifted with a good sense of humor. For instance, there was Albert Einstein, known as a great scientist and physicist, who laid down before the world many of his scientific thoughts in a great humorous way. Please allow me to mention one of his popular quotes here: “Falling in love is not at all the most stupid thing that people do – but gravitation cannot be held responsible for it.”
However, there is a very thin line drawn between humor and crudity. Being humorous doesn’t imply that you can insult somebody or pass derogatory remarks. I am sure many of us must have observed that in the garb of humor, people tend to make someone a butt of a joke or feel others let down through their funny comments. Such humor has no connection with wisdom, whatsoever. Actual humor is called healthy humor and has got a deep connection with wisdom. A wise man thinks many times before he/she says anything in front of others so that the line of decency is not crossed.
It’s true that laughter is the food of healthy living, so make the most of it, but keep in mind not to hurt anyone’s sentiments, otherwise, you will appear boorish in front of others. Don’t force yourself to sound funny in front of others, let your personality traits flow on its own and let people accept you the way you are. But of course, you can cultivate the wealth of wisdom and influence people rightfully through that.
If anyone feels like adding anything to what I have said, please feel free to raise your hand.
Speech – 2
Respected, Principal, Teachers and Dear Students!
Today is the orientation day for all of you. We understand you have joined this college to gather wisdom and knowledge which must help you in the future. But I would like to talk on another important but a little lighter topic, i.e., ‘Humour’.
Each one of us may have heard about the term ‘Humour’ and ‘Wisdom’, but a few know about the origin of ‘humor’; it originated from the concept of the ‘four Senses of humor’ in earlier medicine. It means that human emotions are directed by four various bodily essences or humor. This signifies that humor can trigger an emotional level. Wisdom, on the other hand, is the state of being wise.
It is often believed that wisdom and humor are contrary to each other, but by adding a little humor into a wise statement can make it easier for the audience to grasp even difficult statements. In fact, many comic statements have something sensible to tell us regarding life.
While wisdom guides us through life and helps us in drawing conclusions about it, humor relieves stress and helps people in coming together as a society.
Humour and Wisdom are the two important characteristics of human nature. Not every human possesses these important qualities; some may be humorous but not wise and others may be intelligent but not humorous. Only a few people possess both qualities together. Wisdom and Humour combined together make a person smart. There is an interesting relationship between humor and wisdom; humor may not be wise, but wisdom has the power to create vigorous humor.
It’s also important to be humorous in life because of the ever-increasing stress and anxieties in today’s world. Wise people tend to stay silent and patient but healthy and harmless humor mixed with wisdom keeps a person healthy and fit.
We can also learn lessons from our respected Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi; he is not only very intelligent, dedicated and hard-working, but he is humorous too. He always uses light jokes in his speeches in rallies or social media. This may be one of the prominent reasons why he is so fit and popular especially amongst the youths.
Humour also has several faces. While healthy humor lightens the mood of the people, at the same time vindictive humor may hurt others. Such humor doesn’t have any relation with wisdom. A wise person thinks several times before speaking and uses humor in a restricted manner.
So we can say that humor and wisdom are the two qualities which can exist together and can present very smart ideas, can talk smartly and can invent smart things. In fact, when combined together, wisdom and humor can be a very influential combination.
Speech – 3
Good evening friends. Thank you for gracing this occasion. I am glad to see such a great audience today.
Our topic for today’s discussion is ‘Naughty and Sincere’. Oops. I took it literally. Alright, our topic is ‘Humour and Wisdom’. I am sure everybody sitting here has gone into deep thought that why are we talking about completely two different topics at one moment in one place. Right??
Friends, these two words might seem different; but if you take my point when we blend humor with a bit of wise comment then it is a great powerful combination. Humour and wisdom are either side of a coin. Both of these go hand in hand in the case of a person who is ideal for society.
Wisdom helps to guide us through life, and also enables us to reflect on life and draw conclusions about it. Whereas, humor can relieve the stress of life and bring people together as a society. Mixing a little humor into a wise statement can make it more readily accessible and easy to learn for our audience. And, almost every comic statement actually has something wise to tell us about life. Humour acts as a power of attraction to whatever the person says. And, adding humor to wise statements eventually makes the learning easy.
Being humorous is not a great deal but being a wise and sensible person with humor is a rare trait. Handling humor is a very big tactic, once it becomes an insult then there is no humor left in it. Any humor is considered as healthy humor when it has been perfectly coordinated with wise thoughts.
Every wise man speaks humorous things by keeping himself/herself restricted to all the levels of decency. A decent person is well skilled in handling the humor and wisdom hand in hand. Humour lies in making unseen connections and bringing out things that are not easily visible. Humour is the most effective way of sharing wisdom. True humor is something that makes people feel good and not cut off or separated.
Both of these are very important components in one’s life. Out of the entire population, there are only a few people who have the perfect blend and usage knowledge of these two. The perfect combination of these two ingredients creates a smart person. As per my experience, I understand that humor and wisdom are the two qualities that can live together.
As a conclusion to our discussion on ‘Humour and Wisdom’ point, I would just say that a person who has the ability to balance humor and wisdom is the one who leads an ideal life of happiness and knowledge. Humour may lack wisdom but wisdom can create healthy humor. When we have good humor and necessary wisdom, we feel healthy and good.
So guys, carry both of these elements hand in hand as a humorous wise man is always an addition to the spark and prosperity of a country.
Speech – 4
Greetings of the day, guys. Thanks for joining me on this day. We all are gathered here to discuss the point “Can Wisdom and Humour go together”?
I know we all might have different views on this, but I being on dais would first like to put forward my understanding of this context. My friends, I feel that being humorous all the time is completely justified. Life would be a pale thing if it lacks the sense of fun and happiness around. But along with my thoughts of promoting the humorous people, I will also fill half of the glass with Wisdom as well.
To simplify my thoughts, let’s discuss it with an example. For example, I have an empty glass. I wish to fill it with humor. So being a sensible man I must ensure that my entire glass is not filled with humor only. Wisdom should make for the other half of the glass.
Wisdom along with humor creates a positive and easy-going vibe. This vibe might not be created in the absence of wisdom. Both of these elements go hand in hand to create a balanced personality. The person should know the individual importance of humor and wisdom so that he/she is well aware of the enlightened spark that is created when these two are merged together and presented to the society. And, together they can present many smart ideas, can make a person talk smartly and invent smart things.
It is obvious for a person to wisely evaluate whether the stance he/she is about to take may turn out to be wise enough for the audience to digest. I agree that adding fun situations to the learning situations makes it easy for the people to take away the final lesson they were ought to take away. But, one should decide before speaking that what they are about to say does not become ugly humor.
Usually, wise men tend to speak humorous things by keeping themselves restricted to all the levels of decency and sophistication. A decent and wise person is well skilled in handling the humor and wisdom hand in hand, one along with the other. Humour lies in making unseen connections and bringing out things that are not easily visible. Humour is the most effective way of sharing wisdom. True humor is something that makes people feel good and not cut off or separated.
As a conclusion to our discussion, I would just say that wisdom is really essential for good humor. Wisdom is directly related to humor since the power of wisdom allows people to see the beauty in things thus wise persons are more likely to be amused and see the humor in a lot more things in life because of their wise nature.
Thanks for being apart. Be wise and keep joking. The world needs both of these to make it a better place to live in. Good luck! Have a great time ahead. And, do stay wisely humorous.