The Truth Behind Sarcasm

June 19, 2012

… it is always there.

Don’t kid yourself, there is ALWAYS an element of truth behind every sarcastic remark. Every biting comment has a reason for being.

No doubt, people who are sarcastic are very entertaining. They have a way of saying things that others cannot say. But are they truly representing themselves or are they hiding behind their words?

In life, self-expressionism is key – the ability to speak your mind freely and willingly is what keeps you alive and thriving. But many people are too frightened to say what they need to say for fear of being judged, persecuted or fear of being vulnerable. Never censor yourself. If people do not like you for who you are and what you have to say, then they are not worth it. Never try to be something you are not.

Sarcastic individuals hide behind their humor and delivery. There is a sense of acceptance when they give a sarcastic remark that might not otherwise be tolerated. It is sort of a back-handed way of getting your point across. The problem with sarcasm is not just that it is a deep-seated example of passive aggressiveness and repression but it is also contains an extremely heavy and negative energy which breeds more of the same. Sarcasm carries many elements of jadedness, bitterness, anger, frustration, resentment, etc… It is not a freeing style of communication. This negativity is binding to the person who harbors it and also becomes toxic to those who engage it.

The truth behind sarcasm is that there is ALWAYS truth in every sarcastic comment. When we learn to allow ourselves to truly be who we are, we no longer need to hide behind a shroud of biting humor. That type of humor no longer becomes necessary to get our point across. When we let go of our fear of being judged and open up to being more vulnerable, our communication softens and our humor becomes less acidic/edgy and more engaging and inspiring. What’s your truth?

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Written by Donnalynn Civello

  • Asa, June 27, 2013 Reply

    Very shortly this web site will be famous amid all blogging and site-building users, due to it's nice posts

    • dlcivello, June 27, 2013 Reply

      I laughed when I read this comment! I am sure there is a big element of sarcasm here but nonetheless decided to share it because everyone is entitled to their opinions. All opinions are valued no matter how they are expressed. :) Thank you Asa for taking the time to post it. I appreciate your feedback! Always, donnalynn

  • princessmonkeythoughts, February 10, 2016 Reply

    My husband and I have been together since we were 13. We are now 43. We love each other unconditionally. He has told me I have been "negative" my whole life. I never believed him. Also, I have always taken pride in my sarcasm. "Sarcasm is my super power." Lol. But he was right. So right. If you've ever wondered if you're writing reaches people at a core level. It does. Thank you.

    • dlcivello, February 11, 2016 Reply

      Thank you very much for you support and sharing your wisdom. I am glad my teachings are giving you a bit of inspiration.:)

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