What Joking Is Meant For

I love to joke around. I love to be serious too when it’s needed. I also had lots of negativity in my life.

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What Joking Is Meant For

I love to joke around. I love to be serious too when it’s needed. I also had lots of negativity in my life. Because of that, I didn’t like to joke anymore and I didn’t know how my jokes were received with people. I didn’t dare to joke anymore because I thought people were laughing at me all the time in a bad way. That they didn’t like my jokes anymore.

This makes me think if I was just joking to put my pain away. Or if I was joking around because I thought it helped me like a therapy session or just joking because I thought it was a nice joke, for just joking.

I didn’t know and I still don’t know the answer. To me, joking feels like just a joke, for fun. I also can imagine that other people can see it the other way.

Joke and pain

When I joked, people weren’t laughing about the jokes. I thought people weren’t laughing because of the joke, but because of me as a human being, that they don’t like me as a person and thus not joking as they didn’t like me. That people were laughing because I wore something stupid. So I stopped joking much more as I did before. I did it less and only with people I truly know they can appreciate it. And not with strangers anymore. It made me think.

But this made me thinking if I really should joke or if I was doing this because I felt pain.


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Agnes Laurens is a writer. She writes for the local newspaper. Agnes lives in Bunnik, The Netherlands, with her husband and three daughters. Writing is - aside from playing the violin - one of her passions since childhood. She is on Twitter and Instagram.

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