Beyond simply being fun to read, satire is powerful because it combines both humor and positive social change. Satire is a reminder that despite the seriousness that we must maintain in many aspects of life, there are few things beyond positive ridicule. So many of our serious scenarios in society are really just traditions, or long standing rules...not necessarily divine rules. It's also important to see that old, dead people did have a sense of humor! People were funny before the current generation of memes and references rolled in...in fact there have been jokes since the beginning of time. People don't use the expression "it was the oldest trick in the book" for nothing.
So enjoy some satire if you haven't in a while. Start with the one below, check out some old Netflix SNL skits, and remember not to take things too seriously. The days are busy enough without constantly dealing with the latest Great Fiasco of 2014.