I grew up around a lot of sarcasm and had always assumed it was harmless fun and a way to be funny. Later learned that it was really more mocking contempt that was covering over significant anger and social awkwardness. I picked up the torch and it took decades to realize that it was even happening and to begin to heal the underlying emotional issues.
I’m not saying that that sarcasm is always a cover for anger or insecurity (though I’d probably lean more toward that being true than not).
To me it came down to not being able to dispute two points. Sarcasm is mocking someone. Nobody likes to be mocked.
Whether I “meant it that way” or not is irrelevant.
You can hear my take on sarcasm and how to deal with it in today’s episode.
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