I have a long history with being sarcastically witty or wittingly sarcastic, those are interchangeable in my opinion but I remember using sarcasm, literally practicing it when I was in 8th grade. I had been bullied thanks to my puny build at the time. Not that I’m huge now but during those years I was as tiny as a shrew, relatively speaking. So, when physical strength came to pass all I had was confidence and a witty remark to end discussions in two ways : The duel ending at that particular moment or me getting punched harder than what I was going to get initially. I am glad it always ended with the former because when you come to think of it, middle school bullies are just as weak as their counterparts just not physically. It’s like those movies where a small puppy barks with full strength at the big dog and he leaves him alone. But why this topic?
Simple, I’ve been watching House MD. Binge watching actually. Episode after episode. Season after season. (Still on the first one though it feels good to say it that way.)
So, the protagonist or antagonist, that kind of depends on who is watching is Dr. Gregory House, adept at the art of sarcasm but this post isn’t about him. It’s about what effect sarcasm may leave on people.
What is sarcasm to me?
A lifesaver. Not only did it help me save myself from the terrors of middle school and less upper body strength, it actually changed me to someone I don’t regret becoming. I got better at arguments and winning because when nothing helps you, sarcasm does. It is also an art, to make a comment sarcastically in the right moment at the right time requires practice but once you get it, it’s bliss. Sometimes you’re just there looking at a person and how much they would’ve killed you if they understood what you just said. It’s beautiful at how less attention people pay to what you’re saying to them. Luckily all my friends but one are good at this thus, it’s like a group of people who get what they’re saying but the person who’s talking to us has no idea. When sarcasm and teamwork join, you can’t imagine how easy it gets to turn someone to the good (bad?) side. Sarcasm has been a really key part in my adolescence because I’ve heard the accusation, “You’re a sarcastic jerk!” more than once. No, that isn’t a good thing but the fact that someone recognises some talent of mine is satisfying in itself.
Is sarcasm useful?
Does 2+2 equal 4?
Is sarcasm always good or does it depend on the situation?
Obviously the latter. But it seems Dr. House has a problem understanding that. You can’t be sarcastic with someone whose family is dying or on the edge of it. All of us who are used to using sarcasm suffer from this condition. Using too much sarcasm in too many tricky situations can basically kill your soft corner, if it exists with anyone. People start hating you until they need you because then they just can’t cut you off completely which is a win-win situation but if you use too much sarcasm, well, the chances of you being useful to people are either 0 or 100 on a scale of 100 obviously.
How to learn sarcasm?
Three words, you don’t learn art. Four words? No, it just seems you aren’t significant anymore.
This should be the top contender in my most random posts of this lifetime but I didn’t have a choice. Honestly, I had nothing to post and when you ask yourself “What’s on your mind?” you think everything else but Facebook, that’s too obvious, so I thought of House to Sarcasm to being a Dog to Memories to Nostalgia to being thrown in the dustbin to Sarcasm. Thank you so much for wasting these irrelevant few minutes of your boring life because well, who am I to judge but you’re reading my blog, aren’t you? How busy can you be?