|Jan13-13, 10:43 PM||#18|
Why do we laugh when we see people get hurt?
Disclamer : The following are my personal thoughts. No claims involved ok?
It is possible that the behaviour is part of the larger human social behaviour. Simple falls can be potentially fatal. Now no one likes to get laughed at, so may be laughing at someone who acts stupid and hence falls down or receives minor injuries is an indirect way of giving him some sort of 'social incentive' to be more careful of his actions and hence maintain his social status. He need not know how dangerous the situation could have been but he now at least keeps in mind not to repeat the same mistake if only because he doesn't want to become the laughing stock.
|Jan14-13, 10:20 AM||#19|
Normally, I cringe. If I do laugh, then there is some sort of additional silliness involved.
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