How many of you are guilty of, what I call the "Defense of Humour"? By this I mean when you use humour as a form of self defense. I hold my hand up high to this one. I'm constantly joking about very serious issues, I just find that the world shouldn't take itself so seriously. However it does have draw backs, Sometimes when people tell me bad news I crack a smile. I know it's a nervous response but it does come across as very insensitive sometimes. I'm sure this must be something that a lot of you are familiar with, even if not yourselves your bound to know people who use humour as a form of distancing themselves from things. I'm not exactly sure how healthy it is when it comes to dealing with things but my friend once said something that made a lot of sense. "If you don't laugh you cry". Comedy can be a great healer, thoughts?