What are you laughing at?

laughingdogWhen I started writing this blog, I adopted a humorous tone, even when writing about serious topics. I thought this was because I couldn’t take myself too seriously as a writer, and that’s probably true. But there’s more to it.

Humour punctures holes in big ideas. It undermines conventions and stands the world on its head. It goads us into questioning things that seem self-evident or beyond debate.

Comedians are everyday philosophers, helping us look at our world through fresh eyes. With this blog, I’m exploring my beliefs about the world and trying to articulate a coherent world view. And you can’t do that without having a few laughs along the way.

In fact, the concept of a coherent world view may turn out to be the ultimate cosmic joke. What if, instead, humour turned out to be the universe’s guiding principle?


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