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Humor—both in the sense of laughing at a joke, and of “good humor”—is a characteristic texture of the complete stance.

Humor closely connects with:

  • Ambiguity
  • Paradox
  • Absurdity
  • Surprise
  • A sudden recognition that a situation can be seen differently
  • Noticing cognitive errors
  • Not taking adversity personally

All these come with the recognition of the inseparability of pattern and nebulosity, which is the definition of the complete stance.


This page is in the section Textures of completion,
      which is in Meaningness: the complete stance,
      which is in Meaning and meaninglessness,
      which is in Doing meaning better.

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