Donnerstag, 26. Februar 2015


You have simple humor and higher-order humor. The difference between those forms is in fact dependent on who is the victim in some way. Laughing with yourself, or things that you do, is in fact simple humor. Hereby there is a discovery of own mistakes you have commitment with. It is just the jumping to conclusions that makes it funny. At the other side you have of course humor that is about others, and this higher-order humor. Also there is a commitment but the semantic structure is more complex. There is a stressing on certain aspects there, which seems to have other links. You could say we manipulate symbols over here. There is attribution of which we are very sure, if we want it or not. But this gets frustrated and we let us catch up by the situation. Therefore we laugh. Attributions which are certain have to do with the intentional stance, the projection of feelings and other states in the other, which gets wrong put in. It is typical we have no real empathy with the person where we laugh at, this is the reason we laugh. Otherwise we wouldn't do this. So if I get it right is it so that we are very often psychologically sure of ourselves. It are the expectations that work through, and expectations need psychologically embodiment to be healthy. So commitment, is something we do every day, and it is good to make errors on this as long we are able to laugh with it. Attributions keep a distance from discovery, simple humor holds discovery. When people are laughing with you, you could take it as discovery but also as a frustration to the other side. Discovery is good on the discrete concrete level, but when it holds general life-tasks it can be fatal to a person. Anyhow, finding support at others by sharing your story makes it just an attribution. You become a comedian this way, like once said by a friend, who is her self a therapist. Typically people have no empathy witch comedians, they attribute and forget the simple level of laughing with yourself. Higher-order humor can be superiority humor in other more careful words. In a way, I was thinking that humor tells something bad about people. But they heal themselves in their group in a way, which does not feel evil at all. I think humor can also create groups, even from laughing with yourself. For the sureness of attributions.

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