We call them who tell what they see, no more or less, the enlightened. The majority, though, see what they tell. If, ever, psychopathology was honest, they would diagnose these people as schizophrenic. We call them the society though since we have no practical grounds to put the majority into asylum in order to cure them.
Comedy and tragedy are the opiums with different effects. Comedy is utilized to make people forget while tragedy is used to have them be reminded. Both can be utilized as a means for the political power. However, tragedy circulates and wraps the life just too much that it is hard to imagine the comedy of a war compared to the tragedy of a new-born child. Thus, we have the phenomenon called trauma in psychology. Many neural entities, such as humans, absorbs the tragedy like a sponge. On the other hand, if you'd ever asked a person what's their happiest moment in different times, the answers you'd get would be quite inconsistent and somehow late.