Anything For A Laugh.

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There seem to be lines that people cross to get a reaction from other people.

Most of the time it’s at the expense of other people.

What is it that we value reactions form people rather than people themselves?

And do we truly value the reactions, or just the feeling we get from it?

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8 thoughts on “Anything For A Laugh.

  1. What is it that we value reactions form people rather than people themselves? — We feel control. Power. We desire to have control and power over others. We must prove ourselves. We must be over someone or something else not matter what we have to do. People are just things that we can use to get higher and higher up in the social latter. We are manipulating and pulling out a reaction that we would not normally get. We are making them do something that they might not normally do.

    And do we truly value the reactions, or just the feeling we get from it? — We value the feeling. We value the feeling that we have made someone do something that they probably would not have done. We value the power over someone else. Its a false feeling. It feels as if we have asserted ourselves over someone else and we are more powerful then them.

  2. simkel

    ok, i’ll play devil’s advocate here:

    there is truth in what you are proposing, don’t get me wrong there. i think some humor is okay with certain people. for example, jimmy you can tear down on me and i could take it. but there are others who find it rude and manipulative.

    as for enjoying the feeling rather than the person question thingy: you could ask this of everything we do. is it for our own selfish gain? yes, it is. everything always is. but it’s not necessary to completely withhold from humor. there has to be a balance.

  3. Papa Buehler

    Everything we do is for selfish gain Phooey I don’t believe that. This means that our heart is still evil even after being redeemed! We have a good heart! God is clear on that! See 2 Cor 3: 16-18 I think there are some things that are done just because its the right and merciful thing to do. If all is done for selfish gain there is no chance for us to reflect our God to the world. Did Jesus die for us for selfish gain?

    • Jimmy Buehler

      Haley–By posting this I was talking about myself. Not pointing the finger outwards.
      I’m not sure what you mean by this comment, so please, explain…

  4. Haley

    David told me a year ago that he felt that he was always the but(t) of the jokes. That’s why he stopped hanging out with us towards the end of high school. That and maybe I’m just trying to be a jerk.

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