Friday, January 16, 2015

In the Defense of Humor: on the Margins of Charie Hebdo

As a kid I grew up learning to cherish humor as one of the most important things in life. I quickly learned that all things are temporary, and good things fade and sh*t happens as often as not. Being able to laugh at it all can save you from bitterness, depression and even ill health. It gives you the power to get up and fight for the thousandth time, when all others have long given up. It helps you to win where nobody expects you to. It helps you dream, fight, endure and not be broken by the things life throws at you. Humor's a skill, a treasure, but also a basic right. One that I cherish even above freedom of speech.