“A boat traveling across the river and suddenly hit by a boat, a grumpy man on the ark immediately shouted to the hitting boat, a call didn’t listen to, then didn’t listen to, when about to bristle, he found that the hit ship was empty. The scolding stopped, he burst into laughers!” (《庄子·山木》)
With others, we are always in a social state; only in solitude, we are close to the natural state.
But, society is like a busy river.
We drive our boats traveling across this busy river all the time, not only hitting or being hit by a boat but also drown in loud noises.
Do we need a natural state and laughter here? How?