posted on Feb, 5 2017 @ 09:40 AM
a reply to: Astrocyte
I am interested in this train of thought, especially the last paragraph, as it is another wholly different element then the primary point - people are
funny. Women don't always get to be because the mode, or main motivation, underlying, is survival. Okay, I can see it. However, what if funny is the
tool to survival?
I got picked on a lot because I was a chub. I found out that he best way to deal with them, was to be funny. Of course sometimes it was not enough,
and then I would get into a fight. (which I never understood, because I was a big kid - not just fat - but a big, o'farmboy... So, they never did to
well - going further then funny - rats I digress). Between the two, a laugh or a fight, the first allowed me to be accepted inside the social circle
of peers. Funny was for survival and acceptance.
Like I believe music to be a primal human thing, I also view funny to be as well. I bet the inside walls of some of those more repressive societies
reverberate with female laughter, of course they do, as a matter of survival even - just not public.
What may be overlooked? The enhancing element of empathy - a female has developed - due to child rearing. It is a more nuanced form of funny.
You have to have a note, to make a symphony, but, one note does not a symphony make.
edit on 5-2-2017 by Newt22 because: (no reason