Is it possible to say that laughter unites people?
Answer: Laughter in our world is an expression of satisfaction, which can be egoistic—sarcastic, spiteful, and completely unkind—because egoism manifests itself in a simple, undisguised form.
Laughter is more a manifestation of the joy of egoism.
Question: What are the roots of laughter?
Answer: Self-pleasure. Self-satisfaction. As a rule, I would say that everything I see is spiteful.
Question: Is there a more elevated state, good laughter?
Answer: Good laughter in Kabbalah is based on understanding, on revealing its opposition to the Creator. However, a person simultaneously understands how he can get out of it. As Sarah said at the birth of Isaac: “The Creator made me laugh.” This is already a high level.
At the same time, something very kind, good, and joyous is manifested, which is based on the complete impossibility of a phenomenon. Therefore, laughter is a combination of two opposites.
Goodness and kindness can emerge only from the evil, harmful, and dark.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 4/17/18