I want to leave the world a little better than I found it. I want to do that by making people laugh.
There’s no bad laugh.
Well there are. If you’re laughing AT people and those people aren’t doing stupid things, then those are bad laughs.
So maybe there are some bad laughs.
And I don’t really like loud cackles and technically those are laughs. And annoying laughs - they know who they are - are bad.
So there are actually a lot of bad laughs.
But as long as you’re not laughing at someone who’s not doing something stupid, and the sound, volume, and timbre of your laugh are pleasing, or in the very least not annoying to a majority or minority of people, then the laugh is good.
I guess there are only a few good laughs.
So if I can raise the number of good laughs by one then I’ve done something good.
Not that I can die, retire, or even make any amount of money by bringing one laugh into the world.
Maybe I should aim a little higher. For more good laughs.
Where was I going with all this?
I want to make the bring into the world a Pareto-efficient quantity of laughs, those where we can increase the number of good laughs without increasing the number of bad laughs. I want to make more people laugh (increase positive thing) without making more people cry (while not increasing negative thing).
Unless those people are crying from laughing so hard…