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Thursday, April 11, 2019 4:56 PM

Brian Noble, keep up the great work!

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Thursday, April 11, 2019 7:45 PM

I certainly appreciate the self-awareness, but my therapist doesn't view my sarcasm as a negative thing in any way. One size does not fit all. (If you're curious, and I'm sure you're not, it has come up because my son's ASD makes it difficult to compute and identify sarcasm.)

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Thursday, April 11, 2019 9:29 PM

We can debate where sarcasm falls on the totem pole of forms of humor (it certainly varies in quality), but it's also (at times) part of the psychological fabric that holds a social group together. Some (but not all) of my best friendships are defined by our collective use of sarcasm.

I would agree with Jeff that the self-awareness is awesome, and maybe for some an overuse of sarcasm in inappropriate contexts is a red flag of some repression of emotion, but Coasterbuzz is hardly an inappropriate context; especially amongst members who have been around this block as long as most of us have.

To label sarcasm in a general sense as "bullying" is absurd; in fact it can also be a sign of affection. If one is honestly trying to be a dick, then yes...your sarcasm is simply you using humor as a "socially acceptable" medium to be a dick.

But that was certainly not the case above.

The author stated that sarcasm is.."...intended to hurt". Not even close. Especially among friends in a virtual gated community. It doesn't mean you're going to find everything hilarious, but Jesus Christ, really?

I guess we should all picket Saturday Night Live for giving assent to bullying in society. Why do they have to be so damn mean all the time?

But on the same token, I would agree that if you have found something that is working for you, then yes...by all means...keep it up.

Last edited by OhioStater, Friday, April 12, 2019 10:24 AM
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Friday, April 12, 2019 11:23 AM

The article lost me as soon as the author stated "not all sarcasm is bad" after telling us that sarcasm is bad. So using sarcasm sparingly is not veiled hostility or a form of bullying? I'm confused now.

Brian Noble said:

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Whatever. I've come to terms with the fact that I'm a self-loathing, insecure, cowardly a**hole.

I was too, for several decades.

I was being sarcastic. Quite light-heartedly, I might add.

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Friday, April 12, 2019 1:40 PM

urumqi said:

Brian Noble, keep up the great work!

Wait... Is this sarcasm?

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Friday, April 12, 2019 2:08 PM

eightdotthree said:

urumqi said:

Brian Noble, keep up the great work!

Wait... Is this sarcasm?

hahaha, no! But, point well taken.

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