Most people will not go out and say that simple truth for fear of offending someone. I believe that de Botton's stance towards humor having an essential role in the function of society is true, because humor does indiscreetly allow people to freely express and relate to messages and observations without the restraints of society on them, but also gives people more awareness of the presence of wrongs and ills in a society by making the observation surrounding them more easier to understand, through the usage of comical and amusing entertainment.
Among the many types of humorists included with the television comics, editorial cartoonists are yet another prominent group who use humor to represent current events, without being penalized for their controversial views. There are manifold examples throughout history of the public being swayed on controversial matters by humorists intellectually weaving their opinions into their work.
Essay Topic: Society Sorry, but copying text is forbidden on this website! Here Bill Cosby conveys the absurdity of parents to let their grown-up children live at their house when they could go live on their own.
Cross further goes on to mention how if such belief were to be true, then why were other "liberal" countries such as Canada, Sweden, and the Netherlands exempt from the same treatment from the terrorists in the events of September 11th, Their notable reputation for being indiscreet to its own audience is what makes humor an effective tool in society.
Through these individuals, we find a liberated means of discussion from which we can express ideas that are otherwise considered to be taboo.