Anonymous (@) 9 years, 7 months ago

Isn’t it strange that evolution would give us a sense of humor? When
you think about it, it’s weird that we have a physiological response to
absurdity. We laugh at nonsense. We like it. We think it’s funny. Don’t
you think it’s odd that we appreciate absurdity? Why would we develop
that way? How does it benefit us?
I suppose if we couldn’t laugh at things that don’t make sense, we couldn’t react to a lot of life.

I can’t tell if that’s funny or really scary.

June 9, 2012 at 1:12 am
Christian Chavez (49) (@sonofsaul) 9 years, 7 months ago ago

@thomaschong, Calvin and Hobbes for days, so cool that you posted this

Anonymous (481) (@) 9 years, 7 months ago ago

@sonofsaul, I hoped someone would catch it, it’s funny how some of the greatest modern philosophy teaching can be found in a comic strip.

Christian Chavez (49) (@sonofsaul) 9 years, 7 months ago ago

@thomaschong, Totally. Right now I’m a research assistant for one of my professors who just started a school so right now I’m really into the philosophy of education, and while preparing papers and presentations I’m constantly using Calvin as an example of what’s both wrong and right about our current education system.
Overall though, it’s just such a great comic that can give us so much insight.

DaJetPlane (994)M (@lytning91) 9 years, 7 months ago ago

I think that it may just be, in addition to a response to a way to react to life, a way to accept things we may not understand/be comfortable with.

For me personally, I laugh at things that others might react horribly to, like a sensitive topic or more morbid details of a situation. For me, it allows for a more healthy understanding of my situation, as well as the best way to deal with it.

And aside from that, I mean it’s also kind of like sex to me. Laughter just releases positivity in oneself and that leads to constructive behaviors versus destructive ones. Why does sex feel good? Because we need to have it to reproduce, of course. I see the same effect in physical displays of joy.

Kidd (1,059) (@kidd) 9 years, 7 months ago ago

This is why I wonder what makes people so negative toward others all the time.

I used to be real bitter and I frowned upon a lot of people, thinking they were immature or stupid. But, then I realized, hey. I’m just witnessing them in an act of carelessness and fun. I’m no different and I have my “stupid” moments with my friends. I’m sure people have looked down on me in those moments, and I don’t like that.

So now, I just laugh along, even from a distance. I don’t know people, and laughter is more healthy than silently judging, lol

Anonymous (2,654) (@) 9 years, 7 months ago ago

I react negatively to people who abuse other people or animals. I either destroy them or torture them. Psychologically. But I mostly laugh at people who try to abuse me. Ain’t that a bitch. I have humiliation tendencies. Let’s be friends!

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