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Why So Serious?

Why So Serious?

By:  Mission Team July 15, 2021

I think that my favorite thing DC ever did was create the Dark Knight series. The second movie had the Joker in it, and he is just such a classic villain. My favorite part has to be the “Why so serious” part, I mean like come on, talk about quotable! But today, instead of talking about quotes, I want to talk about this on a deeper level. The question Joker poses is, "Why so serious?" And he talks about how he was forced to be perpetually smiling. What I took out of this was the fact that people are way too serious lately! Very seldom do people smile and enjoy life. Odd, isn't it?


 Smile for the Camera

I think especially these days, people are way too serious about everything; no one seems to have fun anymore. Like for example, a lost art of humor is the bad dad jokes. I haven't heard those in forever, "I'm hungry!" "No you're not, you're Billy!" Instead of having a good time, people are just getting offended by everything. Either what you say is racist or it's discriminatory. You need to be able to smile and brush it off. Let's be honest here, the person that is labeled the life of the party is the person who can laugh at himself. I find it absolutely hilarious that everyone wants to be the most liked person, but they get super offended by the simplest things. My question is why can't people smile for the camera anymore, why does everybody have to be so serious?


A Solution to the Problem 

The solution is somewhat judgmental and somewhat very simple, and this is what it is: Get over it! That is all that needs to be said, loosen up people. There are so many more problems than not being able to take a joke. I still remember when my older brothers would call me a monkey, I hated it so much. But when I learned to laugh at it, learned to love it, it didn't make me angry. Of course, I was seven when this was happening and let me put it this way: when others come over to make fun of you and tear you down, laugh. One, that will get the person off your back 90% of the time and two, it will show that you know who you are.


You are a son or daughter of a God who loves you, and that means something.

Smile more, stop taking life so seriously. God never intended that we would never laugh, if that were the case, we wouldn't be able to laugh or smile. Joker made a great point do you not agree? God has given each and every one of us a choice, so my question to you is…are you going to let the world tear you apart and be some lame, super serious person, or are you going to shrug and laugh when the world tries to tear you apart? The choice is yours. In my opinion however, I think that laughing is way more fun.

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About the Author Mission TeamThe mission team is made up of writers within the HN team who serve for a time with our ministry to Awaken the World to the Power of God's Love. Through their efforts, their vision of making a world where no one suffers alone is an encouragement to many hurting people of all ages. 


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