Need A Laugh?

Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event over which we have no control, deal with it, and then move on with our lives. It helps distinguish us from animals. No matter what hyenas sound like, they are not actually laughing. It also helps define our sanity. The schizophrenic has no sense of humor. His world is a constantly daunting, unfriendly place. The rational man is able to find humor in his.

— Bob Newhart in “I Shouldn’t Even Be Doing This”