Anything you can create, like a joke or a story or a drawing. If you do it right, that thing can contain a little landmine of happiness.
Once someone hears the punchline of the joke or gets to the end of the story or their eye registers the drawing – at that precise moment you have the power to hide a little bomb of joy.
You don’t have to do these things. But why wouldn’t you reward people who like and consume your stuff with this treasure. It’s like the cheese at the end of a maze.
In all that I do – writing, performing, occasional bits of astonishment, comedy writing, standup – at the very core of it all is to reach out to another human being and give them a pat on the back.
You are not alone.
We are not alone.
Is there any better pleasure than to know that your words and work are making people happy for years to come?
So be a terrorist of happiness. Surprise people by making them happy, telling stories that make them smile and laugh.
Failing all that, just be a good human.