There’s nothing like having a group of friends that challenge your conscience with the types of jokes they tell.
Where you second-guess your morals when you’re screaming with laughter at something you probably shouldn’t be.
The group of friends where clean jokes are punishable. Where saying something like “You can’t say that” results in banishment. The great thing about a group of friends like this. Even though there are certainly many great things about it. Is that nothing is safe. ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. Which is good. There is absolutely nothing that should be safe from a joke. I’m not saying that there is no such thing as a joke that’s gone too far. Not at all. Obviously, some things can go too far. But if we can’t laugh at something, it’s oppressive. So we get rid of oppression by laughing at it. Making it small. Making it powerless to us. Never underestimate the immense power laughter. It can tear down the biggest walls. Knock down the biggest defenses. And leave the biggest enemy shaking in their boots.
Picture this, you’re in a heated argument with someone. You’re really going at it. And you’re doing well. Making really good arguments. Really sticking it to them. Why not? They deserve it…. But the you mess up. And all of a sudden, they start laughing at you. Properly laughing. How small would you feel? Your whole argument would crumble. Everything you say now has o power. Just all of a sudden. Without warning. You lose. You LOSE.
That’s how you have to approach everything. Keep your power. Laughing at things that shouldn’t be laughed at is how you keep power over them. These are your friends that keep you powerful. Keep your head above the swirling water. These are your friends with benefits.
Remember to share this with your Friends with Benefits!