It’s a question that’s been debated and answered many times on Twitter and Facebook.
It’s an old question with an even older answer.
But for those who enjoy it, the answer is “sad.”
In fact, it’s an argument that’s often made when the topic is the tragic death of a loved one or a family member.
But there are also other reasons why sad stories can be funny, like how they can be a vehicle for emotional connections, says David McWilliams, author of “The Sad Story” and “Sad Stories in Literature.”
Some sad stories are also stories that highlight how people can learn from each other, he says.
In fact the Sad Stories in History class at the University of Toronto has some of the oldest sad stories on campus.
In a class called “The Lost Word of Death,” students work together to create a book about the “lost word” of death, or what is sometimes called a “sap.”
The course is part of the University’s “Sad Story” series, which also includes a class about the meaning of the word “death” in British Columbia.
The class focuses on the sad death of “one of the great men of the English language.”
“The lost word of death” is an “in-depth exploration of how to tell stories in a different way than traditional literary works,” says the class description.
The students’ task is to create “a sad story, a story that is sad, in the same way that we might tell a tragedy in a novel,” says McWilliams.
The idea is to explore “what is the sad story in a literary sense,” and to “tell the story through the medium of a tragic story,” he says, and “then you have to tell it again in a better way.”
Some students have been inspired by the idea of the lost word in the past, and they’ve taken their own lives.
“I’ve been writing about my own sad story for the past year or so,” says student Laura Hargrove, who died in January.
The course will continue into the fall, with an emphasis on the tragic deaths of celebrities and other iconic figures. “
But the students have taken their pain into the course and have created something that is really moving, moving and funny,” she says.
The course will continue into the fall, with an emphasis on the tragic deaths of celebrities and other iconic figures.
“We’re hoping to bring that same focus on sad stories as a way of exploring the meaning and meaninglessness of our lives,” McWilliams says.
Hargryve, like many students, was also inspired by another sad story that was featured in the class: “I wrote a story about a woman who took her own life because she didn’t want to see her children again.
I think she was trying to make sense of the meaninglessness she was living in.
It was very moving.”
The story “was inspired by my own experience of suicide,” says Hargraves mother, Barbara.
“And she took her life in a beautiful way.
She was trying, but she wasn’t able to.”
“I think it’s the sadest story of all,” says Laura Harr’s father, Dave.
“She’s going to have a funeral and it will be the first time we see her alive.
It will be a very emotional funeral.”