By Dr Gorg Mallia
Maltese society tends to take itself much too seriously. This is not unique to the Maltese nation, but still becomes problematic when even the slightest hint of humour comes into politics, football, local feasts, and a large number of other social functions. Humour becomes an affront to staunch, deep-rooted beliefs and reacted to vehemently. A think-tank is proposed that will discuss, educate and suggest scientific ways in which humour can be installed in every aspect of society, from the old stalwart of seriousness, the school, all the way to the echelons of administration, replacing excessive pompousness with smiles and laughter.