Posted November. 24, 2005 08:29,
On Wednesday at around 3:00 p.m., the main conference hall of the National Assembly was full of enraged lawmakers yelling over passing a bill to ratify the rice negotiation outcome.
However, a nearby memorial hall was full of laughter.
The National Assembly Humor Forum was holding a special meeting together with Dong-A Ilbos 21st Century Peace Institute. Over 100 child educators and parents took part in the meeting, which was convened under the theme, A Child Good at Making Others Laugh is also Good at Studying.
Lee Kyeong-jae of the Grand National Party (GNP) said in his opening speech: To politicians, humor not only brings laughter but also comforts and encourages the public. The Humor Forum was conceived by this idea.
Chung Doo-un, from the same party who was one of the panelists, said, I am a living example of todays theme. Making others laugh equals loving oneself.
Kim Hyeong-joo of the Uri Party said, Making others laugh is a demonstration of leadership. I see that among us, those who are good at smiling before the cameras are mostly multi-term lawmakers.
On how to make others laugh, executive Yoo Soo-yeol of Logos Film said, To make others laugh, you need to be spontaneous, a good decision-maker, and good at expressing yourself. If you are good at making other people laugh, that means you capture others and have a sense of composure about yourself.
Chair professor Chung Hong-taek of Sangmyung University said, Those who make people laugh are good at leading a social atmosphere and know that entertaining others also makes him or herself happy. But you shouldnt draw laughter by making fun of other peoples disabilities or bullying others.