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Even famed neurologist Sigmund Freud discussed his theory of gallows humor in his 1927 essay Humor, stating that “The ego refuses to be distressed by the provocations of reality, to let itself be compelled to suffer. It insists that it cannot be affected by the traumas of the external world; it shows, in fact, that such traumas are no more than occasions for it to gain pleasure.”
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in his 1927 essay Humour (Der Humor) puts forththe following theory of the gallows humor: "The ego refuses to bedistressed by the provocations of reality, to let itself becompelled to suffer. It insists that it cannot be affected by thetraumas of the external world; it shows, in fact, that such traumasare no more than occasions for it to gain pleasure". Some othersociologists elaborated this concept further. At the same time, warns that this "liberating" aspect of gallows jokesdepends on the context of the joke: whether the joke is being toldby the threatened person themselves or by someone else.