When is it Ok?

Discussion in 'I Have a Question...' started by Jess, Oct 23, 2006.

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  1. Jess

    Jess Guest

    when does it become ok to joke about something like suicide? or depression?
  2. resistance

    resistance Staff Alumni

    I think it depends on the people you are talking to and the context..
  3. Jess

    Jess Guest

    I suppose you're right.. the people and the context...

    Do people just not realize that so many people suffer from things like this? I mean.. is there no consideration for those around you? Hell, it's not like I'm going to go around busting jokes about rape or drugs. Why is it ok to joke about suicide?

    Do people not care? Is the world that mean?
  4. Marshmallow

    Marshmallow Staff Alumni

    I completely agree, iv heard people busting jokes about suicide and i seriously don't think its ok, suicide is a serious subject, why make jokes about something so serious.

    But people do make jokes about it, lightens the mood, and sometimes it does even tho its a touchy subject.
  5. iQuit

    iQuit Well-Known Member

    Depending on the situation, rape suicide and drug jokes can be funny.
  6. Jess

    Jess Guest

    I don't see any way in hell rape could be a joke.. I was using that as an example of something you'd NEVEr hear someone cracking jokes about. But suicide? it's such a light thing for people. I mean.. "If I don't get a good grade I swear I'm going to kill myself" I sit there.. "You have to be kidding!!"

    I agree. Sure, sometimes maybe it can lighten the mood. by why lighten it, or try to if there's that huge chance of totally hurting someone like it's done to me hearing kids in school? why not just crack a normal joke.. why did the chicken cross the road..? I don't see why it's socially acceptable to joke about suicide.. and not something else like rape (not that I want it to be ok for either)

    Where do we draw the line between socially acceptable and not?
  7. LetItGo

    LetItGo Staff Alumni

    I also think people deal with it in differant ways. Some people use humour as a way of dealing with just about everything. In terms of context..I dont think id make jokes about suicide on these forums or in the chat room, but in normal everyday life I may do.
  8. _nu

    _nu Well-Known Member

    sometimes grades seriously mean a lot to people... they mean a lot to me. grades form my future. but anyway, people just have different perspectives on things... also, and this may not be the case, some jokes are funny because they are politically incorrect. my friend told me this one the other day parents and black people do not read without an open mind, plz):xxxxx

    sure, i dont necessarily agree with that joke, but it is funny nonetheless to someone that it doesnt really affect. im guessing that that appeals less to females also
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  9. ~CazzaAngel~

    ~CazzaAngel~ Staff Alumni

    I understand what you are saying Jess I don't know how anything about violence/taking control away from others and joking about people who are so desperately trying to surivive but deals with torture and suffering everday....I don't understand how jokes about any of that is funny. My husband was watching some stupid comedy central stand up comedian and his whole appearance was talking about and making fun of people with depression, self-harm, and talking abvout how it is funny that people kill themselves.

    And he made me watch it, it hurt......I don't know how or why people can be so heartless, yes maybe some people don't know whatthey are saying ort even see the reality of how much that means and what they are really saying....those who obviouslt haven't experienced it and don't see what they are saying....but the sad part is would be the fact that some people know and will do it intencially do it to make others feel bad, because THEy aren;'t happy.

    I hear ya hun..... :hug: :hug: :flowers:

    ~With loving thoughts,
  10. theleastofthese

    theleastofthese SF Friend Staff Alumni

    The passage of Time can sometimes make things funny that weren't funny to begin with... but some things are never funny. But yes, I agree, it depends a lot on who you're talking to and the context of the conversation.

  11. Sadeyes

    Sadeyes Staff Alumni

    I think what is said in humor reflects who a person is...I can never perceive myself joking about certain topics, no matter who I am talking to, and would NEVER jest about painful topics in a public domain where I cannot see someone's reaction and am not familiar with the readers...I use humor as a defense or to lessen the impact of what I say, at times, but it always refers to myself or examples of human foibles, and never will it invalidate someone's feelings or make light of personal maladies...when some ppl demonstrate their lack of insight through humor, it is quite uncomfortable for me...Jackie
  12. ~CazzaAngel~

    ~CazzaAngel~ Staff Alumni

    It may just be me, I just find ir rude and tacky to joke about such things... :dunno:
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