"I had thought — I had been told — that a 'funny' thing is a thing of a goodness. It isn't. Not ever is it funny to the person it happens to. Like that sheriff without his pants. The goodness is in the laughing itself. I grok it is a bravery . . . and a sharing… against pain and sorrow and defeat."
Stranger in a Strange Land.
I grok this.
Laughter and joy as a bravery and a sharing against pain, sorrow and defeat.
I shall think some more.