I wish you had touched about laughter when someone else is hurt. I think it falls into the category that the laugher is anxious and laughs to defuse it. I’ve witnessed the scene play out in an unhappy way. Two friends are doing a home improvement project and the one drops something heavy on their toe. The second friend giggles while the first friend swears and then says, “What, you think this is funny? I’m really hurt. I think it might be broken.” “It’s not funny. I know,” is the response, but the spasms of trying to suppress laughter only further tick off the person who got hurt.

Any suggestions or analysis of that one?

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