Dad jokes aren’t for everyone. In fact, when a dad makes a joke it is for him and him alone. The harder you roll your eyes, the harder they laugh. There’s a beauty in that. While most jokes are an attempt to gain the approval of others, the dad joke sits in their discomfort and draws its strength. So the next time your pops makes a cringeworthy pun to a room full of blank stares, just know this: He is the most powerful person in the room, and the only one who is truly free.