Good morning to one and all present here. Today, I’ll be giving a short speech on the topic of ‘Humour and Wisdom’.
‘Humour’ and ‘Wisdom’ are two terms that seem vastly different and incompatible. Humour, after all, is associated with fools whereas wisdom is associated with the wise.
However, it is to be noted that the above notion is more often than not false. Yes, all humorous people cannot be wise. However, the opposite doesn’t hold true. In many cases, wisdom and humour combined give rise to the powerful combination of a very smart person. Wielded together, the wit of such a person becomes almost lethally dangerous!
An example of how humour and wisdom put together result in an intelligent person can be seen in the character of ‘Touchstone’ in the play ‘As You Like It’ by Shakespeare. Ironically, even though he is referred to as the ‘Fool’ in the Court of the Duke, he time and again proves that he is highly intellectual and witty.