Recently, my therapist said I "use" humor. I felt offended.
I think it was his phrasing that offended me, because "using" humor" sounds manipulative and gross. I don't want to use humor; humor is my friend. I want it with me everywhere and always. I want humor to like me.
I also felt surprised -- doesn't everyone use humor? What else is there? Are the choices humor or drugs? I choose humor.
I am just generally displeased at the idea of humor being a coping mechanism, like it's a side chick I turn to to distract myself from my demanding home life. Humor is my one and only. The main goal. If I can't have humor, I don't want anything else.