Giggology

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Flash Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

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Giggology

 

This is, quite simply, the science of laughter.

Sometimes laughter can be beneficial. It can take away a tense moment, making it one of shared amusement or delight. Sometimes the choice is whether to laugh or cry, perhaps at a mishap or something that is simply absurd.

There is light laughter, polite laughter, deep belly laughter, and sometimes, when you really, really try not to but can’t stop yourself, explosive laughter.

Just like the way the weather shapes the Earth, either being beneficial or destructive, the same can be said of laughter and the way it shapes relationships. It can smooth things over or like an earthquake it can crack, making a small chasm impossible to bridge.

If you are anything like me, there will be times when it is you and you alone that sees the humor of a situation. When that is the case it tends to fade away quickly, ending with a shrug. There might also be times when, again like me, you might find the laughter aimed at you. This can be tolerable or totally soul destroying; it all depends on the context.

This leads nicely to the stark fact that there are times when laughter is inappropriate, totally taboo. There are a lot of them, so be warned.

The study of Giggology helps a person to learn the skills necessary to navigate their way through Moods and Scenarios. When to laugh, how to laugh, and when to never ever laugh will all be taught in this science of Human Nature, and there will be plenty of smiles along the way.

 


Submitted: February 16, 2021

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Mike S.

Or, sometimes you're just a freak! Excellent, Hull

Tue, February 16th, 2021 8:21pm

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Yep! Would the subject catch on? Would anyone want to learn about it?
Thanks, Mike.

Wed, February 17th, 2021 6:23am

Joe Stuart

Once upon a time, the subject of Christmas came up in class at school. It turned out that I was the only one in class who still believed in Santa Clause--and I made the mistake of revealing it. The laughter was the worst sound that I have ever heard. But I still enjoyed Christmas thereafter.

Tue, February 16th, 2021 9:13pm

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I can imagine. Laughter is never nice when it is directed at someone rather than with them. Believe me, I know.
Do you think Giggology could catch on as a subject to be studied?
Thanks for giving this a read, Joe.

Wed, February 17th, 2021 6:21am

Mark A George

Laughter and what provokes it, something humorous, is best when it points out absurdities and challenges political correctness or skewers the powers that be. Humor that hurts or humiliates the innocent isn't funny to me. Also, I never understood why people laugh at others who fall, run into things or become physically injured. Many of these "funniest video" shows are people suffering physical injury and my response is to wince and feel sympathy, not laugh.

Wed, February 17th, 2021 6:41pm

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