Yes sometimes laughter is the only weapon we have, but taken to the extreme laughter is yet another form of avoidance. I love the line in Tombstone where the gal says to Doc Holiday: “Oh you’re laughing now are you?” Doc was like:
“Sure I laugh but I don’t go around laughing all day like a fool.”
Laughter is cool, but for some people, who constantly make a joke of everything, it may be masking pain or avoiding some deep self-understanding of their lives.
I have used laughter in this way before so I know it’s possible. And yes laughter is still the best medicine, although laughing or watching comedy all the time can make you a bit passive. Sometimes your life isn’t funny and these not funny times require serious action. Just a word to the wise…