Silly, the word, reminisced.
The 1100s, its infancy, were idyllic days. People saw silly as happy and blessed.
That changed in the 1200s. People convinced silly it couldn’t be happy without being pious, so it aligned itself with the righteous.
But in the 1300s piety lost its zest: to be pious was to be pitied. Hundreds of years being associated with pity took its toll. Silly thought itself stupid and so did the world.
Only recently did it stop taking things so seriously. Life is change. And oh, what a life it has lived.