It was dead already, and I kinda killed it with my.... 13 posts in half an hour?
This reminds me of something I posted a while back, though I think I'll modify it a bit, since it was kinda slapped together in a rush while I was half asleep, and looking at it again, it got to be kinda gibberish at points:
As I've said before, I'm very literal, but rarely serious, and I'll try and explain why here.
Being serious can stagnate the... Elements of Harmony from entering into your life. Being literal on the other hand leaves a lot more room for this than most people imagine, viewing literal and serious as one and the same.
Here are the examples for you:
Honesty? Both Literal and Serious work here, but when you're telling the 100% truth and can toss in a joke, the other is more likely to take your honesty well.
Kindness? Literal: You're being obvious about your helping hands, and at the same time have the ability to toss in humor for added kindness, improving their mood. Serious: Serious kindness often comes off as forced, and as such should be avoided. Kindness begets kindness, but only if people feel you're being... Honest about it.
Laughter? Honestly, when I first started watching this show, I felt laughter was kind of a weak idea for an element, but then, I started writing this post, and realized that it was quite the opposite. When people are laughing, they're happy. Where happiness happens, bonds happen. Where bonds happen, friendships are born. A literal joke is completely capable of be hilarious, and some of the greatest jokes are factual Avenue Q's "Everyone's a Little Bit Racist," Lewis Black
, whereas serious and humor is really kinda opposing things, both being capable of being emotional states, and all.
Generosity? Literal: When people see a lighthearted, Honest gift, it goes to the heart. Serious: They will take the gift, but become suspicious that you will turn around and expect something for it later.
Loyalty? Literal: People are more likely to believe you're loyal if you've established Honesty, and true loyalty is frequently reciprocated. Serious: People may find you abrasive, and it will be more difficult for them to accept you for who you are, though loyalty is the least affected by this.
Friendship is Magic? Literal: This is one topic where you're not supposed to be literal, at least, not in the fantasy sense of the term. For literal to work in this context, we must view it as "mysteriously enchanting." What makes a friendship work can be an absolute mystery to some (I know I have a few that make no sense), and yet, it just works. But at the same time, if you try to take your friendship too seriously, well, it's a slippery slope toward positive alliance, and you have to watch yourself.
So, take a more lighthearted, literal look at your situation. Love your friends, Tolerate your enemies, and never, ever let yourself lose your head.