What, if anything, is too serious to be joked about?

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  1. ThePracticalMommy profile image92
    ThePracticalMommyposted 6 years ago

    What, if anything, is too serious to be joked about?

  2. laidbacklady profile image76
    laidbackladyposted 6 years ago

    Well, PracticalMommy, I can think of one thing that would definitely ice my blood if I heard it being joked about, and that would be child molestation or pedophilia--I mean other than perhaps saying something like "That guy looks like a perv.  He's probably a child molester or something!"  Other than that, any joking would be wholly repulsive.

  3. FloraBreenRobison profile image59
    FloraBreenRobisonposted 6 years ago

    A death of a child.  Parents who have lost their child don't need to hear jerks making light of this tragedy.

  4. Mamadrama profile image60
    Mamadramaposted 6 years ago

    Laidbacklady.. I have to completely agree with you!!!  I also cannot stand racism/prejudice jokes.

  5. Rock_nj profile image92
    Rock_njposted 6 years ago

    Jokes about assassinations.  We live in a free society, but that does not mean people shouldn't live by personal codes of conduct that dictate what is indecent to joke about.

  6. Borsia profile image43
    Borsiaposted 6 years ago

    It is an interesting subject, especially in America. We have always used humor as a shield and I have to admit that for me personally there aren't many limits.
    I remember that on 9/11 I was at work and within an hour a joke popped into my thoughts;

    "What do you call a jihadist who waits until they are over 30 to martyr,,,,,,,, a late boomer."

    It just popped up in there, I didn't try to think of it, didn't really want it but there it was.

    Now I obviously didn't jump right up and share this with anyone other than a few friends who already know that I am a bit macabre,,, OK sick.
    But the question about just how long is it before something is funny is a good one. 20 years is a common answer used in numerous comedic circles, but they are of course joking.
    It all depends on how sensitive the audience is.
    There were Donner Party jokes the following winter, Indian jokes on the way back to the fort.
    I worked in a cemetery when I was young and we told jokes as we dug the holes, more as we filled them. Don't even get me started on crematorium humor! And exhumations; if the smell didn't get to you the jokes usually did.

    It is not that we are all sick twisted jerks without feelings; it is a way to cope with cold reality. It is a defensive reaction to things your mind either can not or will not deal with.

  7. Jon Hunt profile image59
    Jon Huntposted 6 years ago

    My mom works as a nurse and they have "gallows humor" so really it depends on the situation.

  8. mrpooper profile image58
    mrpooperposted 6 years ago

    I think nothing is to serious to joke about. Sometimes humor is used as a way to cope. Without humor, some people wouldn't handle devastating situations very well. Just make sure you're around people that won't be offended if you do joke around.

  9. tobey100 profile image60
    tobey100posted 6 years ago

    Nothing is sacred where humor is concerned.  Humor makes life bearable.  Even Alzeimers.....you can hide your own easter eggs.  Having beaten cancer as a teenager I happen to know hundreds of cancer jokes, many told to me by my own doctors.  Humor works!

 
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