I think part of the puzzle is calibrating your
attention to direct life experience, and moving
away from fiction and myth, which may be
I agree, but so many disregard the myths and fables as meaningless when they could be used as a tool of self reflection.
Observe the tyrants and old souls in <your>
playspace, observe their attitude to humour, and
the brand of humour, then assess that direct data.
My observation is that humour is scarce among
egoists, and when it does occur, it’s a brand of
passive aggression and laughing down at others
or glee of evil. We all slip into this of course.
Yep. Depending on intent.
The old soul laughs at himself or shares a laugh at
his group, self deprecating. Gaffigan is an example
of someone who makes fun of himself.
Anyway, even bad/entropic humour is a step toward
lightening up and starting to squeeze the
throat of ego.
The “devil”/ego can not stand to be mocked. Humor is a joyful way of recognizing it. Like Winnie said, “laugh and the world laughs with you, weep and you weep alone”. :)