Laughter has to be a part of life. No one can be alive without laughing. There is no humor in the Bible. Zen saves Buddhism. Taoism was there before Zen was. Makes Taoism the go-to perspective for life. Chung Tzu leads the way! Leih Tzu is next in line. Wen Tzu softens Lao Tzu and puts seriousness in its place. To take things seriously is to miss the point. Singing, dancing and laughing bring us back to it. The people whose default operating mode is anger are beyond help, and need to be given a wide berth. Who needs hope when they have The Way? The Way proceeds "Without hope, without witness, without reward," (Steven Moffat), "anyway, nevertheless, even so!" And does what is good whether it does any good or not. See?