“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