Wit, Humour and Laughter. Three things that define a well balanced, self assured society. Non-gleefully it is time to point out these three things have started to become more of a liability with a propensity for trouble rather than a barometer for the well being of its practitioners.
Over the years, our civilization has been enriched by some of the finest minds who boldly held a giant mirror to us enabling to laugh at our glaringly obvious foolishness. This might entail us to believe that these are of higher order philosophies, but they are indeed not. It is for us to look into it and plug the loopholes in us if we wish to. The time comes twice, when the mirror is not held up. One, if all the loopholes of society are plugged, two, Mirror held up is shattered by stones. When latter happens, it is for all us to take a serious notice. At this juncture we need to pause, reflect and reconcile.
A wise saying goes,It is time to speak up, when you are not heard. The success of civilization depends not on its gracious capacity to facilitate a like minded speech of many but provide hearing to a unlike speech of just one. If that is assured, sanity in human race is certified. The road to that starts from homes and offices and between friends and families.