Offering Manly P. Hall's book is an example of intelligent reading AND reasonable INSTRUCTION in thinking skills.
Silly is for silly times, of course, and fun and laughter is a neccessary release of tension. Yet, NOT ALL OF THE TIME. We lose credibility being ludicrous all of the time. It has taken me years to know when to laugh with others at those times when funny is indeed funny.
The virtue of a highly evolved being embraces all people and things and dispels the darkness which isolates them.
Hua Hu Ching-primary lesson.