Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Two Kinds of Humor

Let some slapstick comedy flash before your mind momentarily and then, consider two ways of laughing at Man.

The first kind revels in his humiliation and destruction. It arises from frustration and resentment. It is nihilistic.

The second kind laughs at Man as a fool, a player in a comedy produced by God and meant for his entertainment, yet a a dear fool who must resolve to play his part to the best of his abilities and without taking himself too seriously.

It's important to know the difference. It's important to avoid the first kind and to indulge in the second.