I recently got into trouble with my Philosophy teacher for having made too much of humour in a piece of work I gave in.
I had come to the conclusion that laughter and humour were the only way to look at things without getting too depressed, which is a state most people like to avoid, as far as I can tell. This was however a slightly too radical view in my teacher's opinion and to be honest, I can understand his reaction.
However, I believe that laughter has many great assets. For a start, it is the only international language: everybody laughs, from New York to Peking, from the North to the South Pole (even penguins). Even animals laugh: everybody's heard of the Laughing Hyena.
But that's not all: laughter is also the best anaesthetic around. To me, laughter is the KY Jelly in the Sodomy of Life; it is like a glass of water which allows you to swallow a pill.
I always laugh when something comes up, to such an extent that some people probably find it annoying: it's like that and that's the way it is, there is nothing I can do about it.
In my opinion, the best thing to laugh about is Death: you can't avoid it; fearing it will just paralyse you; going to meet it is a real waste of time and money, and you always leave a stain on the floor.
So just laugh at it!
"Death is just nature's way of telling you to slow down."
"The trouble with heart disease is that the first symptoms are often hard to deal with - sudden death."
"La Mort est un manque de savoir-vivre."
"On ne meurt qu'une seule fois, mais on en profite longtemps."