Often the Greek masks of Comedy and Tragedy are a well known image, but they carry a deeper significance than just often the imagery associated with the art of theatre. That image just what Carl Jung would have called an archetype — consequently familiar, telling us something about the deepest aspect of our psyche.
Many of the funniest people sometimes lead tragic day-to-day lives and suffer from depression. Doesn’t every family have an grand uncle with a tragic life story who keeps everyone with stitches around the holiday table?
In fact , many forms of hilarity feed on tragedy, such as slapstick. If you’ve ever watched This country’s Funniest Home Videos, you know what I’m talking about. Why do we have fun when someone falls off a ladder? That is uncomfortable! Still, it’s funny. The fact that we laugh at such things helps us heal from them. Self-deprecating jokes work mainly because in some sense we’re gaining the healing power of wit by telling them. See More videos
This is not about jokes, though. A superb joke can make us laugh, and it is therapeutic. But laughs are not as powerful as pranks. A joke is a report. A prank is a real-life action. You fool anyone into a small tragedy, and after it’s all said in addition to done, you both have a good laugh over it. It’s a operated form of inflicting minor tragedy that can aid in fighting major depression. A prank can even help alleviate anger if it is presented to someone who has made us angry. There is no greater sense connected with satisfaction than that achieved by carrying out a good prank.
The elements of a good prank are these:
Someone is definitely deceived
They go through a moment of panic or irritation
The panic or discomfort unwinds and leaves equally the prankster and the pranked relieved, kind of like awakening from a undesirable dream
If you can pull off a good prank, you’re doing by yourself and the person you’ve tricked a favor. A good bogus is controlled tragedy becoming comedy. Try it!