A Rare and Precious Gift – “What’s So Funny” Part Two

Portrait of Sigmund Freud

Portrait of Sigmund Freud (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Humor has in it a liberating element

“It refuses to be hurt by the arrows of reality or to be compelled to suffer. It insists that it is impervious to the wounds dealt by the outside world, that these are merely occasions for affording it pleasure.

“Humor is not resigned; it is rebellious … it repudiates suffering … It is not everyone who is capable of the humorous attitude.

“It is a rare and precious gift. “

 SIGMUND FREUD, [Der Shrink himself] on “Der Humor,”    1926

About Margaret Jean Langstaff

A lifelong critical reader with literary tastes, a novelist, short story writer, essayist, book critic, and professional book editor for many years. A consultant to publishers and authors, providing manuscript critiques and a full range of editorial services. A friend and supporter of all other readers and writers. A collector of signed modern first editions. Animal lover and tree hugger. Follow me on Twitter @LangstaffEditor
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