Calvin and Hobbes appreciate absurdityCalvin: Isn’t it strange that evolution would give us a sense of humour? 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?

Hobbes: I suppose if we couldn’t laugh at things that don’t make sense, we couldn’t react to a lot of life.

Calvin: (after a long pause) I can’t tell if that’s funny or really scary.

humans are absurd. we will believe in the most absurd things – like the Lizard People or False Flags. that is absurd, and a healthy reaction to it is laughter.

laughter is healing they say. it is. one of the most healing thing is laughing at ourselves. we are absurd, and that is ok.

2 thoughts on “Absurdity

  1. I appreciate this. 🙂 The world confuses me greatly more often than I’d like, and it’s comforting to me to be at an age and time in my existence where I can admit that the human condition IS absurd, I’m no different from the next individual in my own absurdity and that we are (sometimes unfortunately, sometimes no) all in this together down here. (Red from FB)


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