Research and Experimentation

Research and experimentation help us to understand life

Sense of Humor

Finding the humorous side of everyday life

In the language of Damanhur, a sense of humor is a "divine" sense. Our ability to see the humorous side of any situation, to add levity and laugh at ourselves allows us to experience greater peace of mind. By doing so, we can also discover solutions and gain perspectives that we would otherwise miss.

In order to best approach life's responsibilities and even its hardships, we must make room for play-whether it's joking around just for fun or being able to smile, even when faced with adversity. A robust sense of humor adds value to all of our experiences. At Damanhur, we "play" with the concept of play every day.

A good example is how our citizens choose their animal and plant names. A new name is a very important element, and Damanhurians wish to emphasize the choice by calling themselves with animal and plant names, making it clear that every important choice also has lighter side to it.