First, humor cannot exist if your feelings of anger, resentment, and pain are too overwhelming.
Second, separation from the self and the specific situation is necessary to find humor in the pattern or context.
And finally, it invites the need to suspend judgment – since jokes hide in the spaciousness between assumptions.
The next time you find yourself in an unpleasant situation, start looking for the comedy in it. Even if you don’t find laughter, you’ll reduce the #pain by creating a sense of detachment.