Playfulness and the Pitta dosha

Frolicsomeness, gaiety, jest, merry making, and waggishness are some synonyms for playfulness.

Pitta peeps are SO GOOD at getting it done. When spending more time with their fire than their water, their sharp pointed focus bores a hole into the object until it weeps from the heat "ouch it hurts, have it your way!" And they do, they do get what they want usually but it may be at the cost of frying themselves like crispy (vegetarian) bacon to do it.

Ever met a Pitta person at the height of their Pitta-ness and tried to tell them a joke? Unless that joke is highly intelligent political satire or involves referencing obscure cult like authors they may chew and spit you out like the sun dried tomato hor d'oeuvres that was so 1993.

Surrender and playfulness. It's the water element that takes the sharp arrow message and we are made full of water on purpose - to flow in life, to connect with others, to float through trauma.  So thank God for comedy, the best remedy for Pitta hot headed-ness, or we might just take ourselves way too seriously.

Pitta people can have such interesting, penetrating insights, and comedy is a sharp, astute view of the world playfully twisted sideways. Here’s some comedy gold -

  • Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical. - Yogi Berra

  • When I die, I want to go peacefully like my grandfather did–in his sleep. Not yelling and screaming like the passengers in his car.- Bob Monkhouse

  • The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage. - Mark Russell

  • I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn’t work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness. - Emo Phillips

  • The only mystery in life is why the kamikaze pilots wore helmets. - Al McGuire

  • Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night. - Dave Barry

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