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August 12, 2017

A Fool's Functions

Be an a-normal person; making the public realize its own 'normality'.
Providing the public with superiority feelings because its own non-foolishness.
Be a vehicle for satisfactory distancing public from the events he endures ("Glad we're not in his shoes!") or the people he makes fun of ("Yes, they do deserve to ...").
Represent secretive feelings and wishes (of non-conformity) of the public.
Attack taboos more directly.
Occasionally provide entertainment and laughs in the process.