Why is something so much funnier when you’re not allowed to laugh?
Why do we suddenly want to talk, we suddenly find something urgent to say for example in an exam?
or crave chocolate, crisps etc more when we’re not ‘allowed’ to have them for example when we are on a diet?
Crave a cigarette more in a non-smoking area than when we’re free to smoke and even substitute something else for the thing we’re not allowed.
Why do we want to do anything more when we”re told we can’t/shouldn’t/mustn’t?
I wonder how much is to do with control – our subconscious exerting control over a situation – confirming our right to be who we are; and how much it is the little thrill we get from ‘living dangerously’.
We don’t get chased by animals any more, well most of us don’t, so do we need to find adrenalin boosts elsewhere?
What do you think, why do you do it – is it the thrill or is it our need to feel in control of some element of every situation?