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Old 11-24-2013, 09:16 PM   #362
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Laughter has many flavors. Recognition - that could be me. Empathy - similar happened to me. Survival - it didn't kill you, or me. Defiance - it won't happen, or stop me. Stress - this is so serious I have to laugh. I think there's a lot of nervous laughing, very little mocking laughter about something like this. When someone belittles or mocks, it tells about them, not what they laugh about.

Originally Posted by joefromsf View Post
I don't think people are laughing at the crash, I think they're laughing at the stuff I say after I get up; which even I think is amusing even if I don't recall saying it. They may even have already read more of the thread and know that I am fine, and that frees them to have less serious thoughts on subsequent viewings.

Anyway, I have felt that the posts on ADVrider (at least in this thread) have been very respectful. I have even been pleasantly surprised by the support and civility of the comments on YouTube.
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