When I was young I heard someone say, “I laugh in the face of danger then run and hide until it goes away” I’ve adopted this defence mechanism. News I can’t handle becomes a comedy rather than a tragedy. Maybe if I make light of my pain it won’t be so bad. Maybe if I don’t take it serious or will disappear.
Ever since I was young my family and I have have dealt with bad situations by joking. We are the type to laugh at a funeral and like to avoid the tough stuff for as long as we can.