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Do you joke with total stranger? Like in schmoozing parties?

Posted on: September 15, 2010

Do you joke with total stranger? Don’t your jokes connote a political undertone?

Is cracking up memorized jokes reserved just for schmoozing parties? As to proving that you are a cool guy?

Is it proper to laugh, smile, or crack jokes with strangers?  It appears that cracking up ready-made jokes is the most common communication methods while schmoozing in party of strangers:  Are we trying to putting up the mask of the optimist because that is the best mask for generating contacts in our business deals, or whatever interest we perceive in a potential professionals?

Is cracking up jokes the best method for letting “interesting people” recall our “famous” name?

The danger is that you are joking with someone before getting acquainted with his fundamental line of thinking, and attitudes toward essential ethical and moral inclinations. The odds is that your name, if retained, it is for the strong negative impression you left in the party.

Do you know a close friend who never laughed, smiled, cried or didn’t allow jokes to be told?  Is it proper to laugh or smile or cry in society?  Is it decent to laugh in an assembly of strangers?  How about cracking jokes in an assembly of strangers?

Sincere smiles is good and sincere laughter is even better:  It is good for the health and for the stability of your mental well-being. Yes, I have the right and I can laugh on everything and at everyone; but I shouldn’t crack jokes with everyone.

For example, a famished person may joke with a hungry pal about lack of food, but it is indecent for a well-fed individual to butting in that sensitive problem.

The topic of this post is:  Am I permitted ethically and morally to cracking jokes among people I don’t know?  For example, is it decent to tell racist jokes among racist people?  Is it morally proper to tell feminist jokes among misogynists (regardless of gender)?

I know that people who are not racist or misogynist don’t mind jokes coming from people who are not racist or misogynist respectively, even if the jokes are related to your religion, sect, sex,  minority communities, and idiosyncracies.

Reinforcing bad behavior, political ideologies, and tendencies that harm the social equilibrium of a community is bad politics.  You don’t want the enemies of a stable community, struggling for civil and human rights, to feeling emboldened with their perceived majority and thus, starting to disturb the peace.

Is it ethical to stand up comedians to crack sexist jokes and belittling entire minorities in an assembly that are total strangers, just for the money?  For sure, stand up comedians are reinforcing the bad tendencies of most of the audience, one way or another, assuming that the jokes are not at his own expense, and related to topics he knows best as part and parcel of the group he is affiliated with.

The worst of all jokes are publicity ads using women as sex symbols to market products.  Half mankind is made a laughing joke for selling products and services.  Most probably, they are your children most affected by these ads because they follow trends.

There is something called “privacy”, being among people of same characters and attitudes. There is something called “respect” of fellow-man and it has nothing to do with prudish behavior.  There is something called “human rights” and it has nothing to do with virtue.

This topic is not about being politically correct:  shocking people into reflection is the best alternative to reforms.  This tendency of wrapping us in straight jackets of “politically correct expressions” is restricting freedom of expression and aiding political aristocratic classes to clinging to power by uniformity of our language, culture, ideology, and behavior.

This topic is about exercising your power of reflection and good sense in not reinforcing public enemies who lost their compassion and whose cognitive brain is shut down and simply relying on their limbic system.

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