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Sarcasm is bad?

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Started: 2/27/2019 Category: Funny
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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melcharaz

Pro

Sarcasm is terrible. How can a person logically assume the context of statements in sarcasm and determine their feelings toward it? How can a person who is sarcastic all the time not be drawn to anger and a general apathy towards others?

sarcastic people are self defeatists
Leaning

Con

Must. . . Resist urge. . To accept debate. . And be. . Sarcastic during.

Seriously though, Do you mean all sarcasm is bad? Some humor is rather enjoyable thanks to sarcasm.

I submit that sarcasm itself is not bad, But can be used unproductively in some situations. Other times however, It can be a quiet joy, A small delight.
Debate Round No. 1
melcharaz

Pro

Humor is not in question in this, Sarcasm desensitizes people to honesty in some ways. I don't doubt that sarcasm is humorous, Lots of people think it is. I only question of what use does it have along side trust, Honesty and true emotional/logical expression? It takes away from it in all cases and in negative cases it moves the mind toward negative/apathetic thinking.
Leaning

Con

Sarcasm all the time would be a drag, But that just follows a general rule that too much of anything can be bad. . . Sarcasm, To me is a mix of the sweet and the bitter. When in a bad situation humor, A self deprecating mocking can be a bit of a release. To point out a flaw in an argument, Using deadpan humor to dull the cut. Sarcasm can find it's place.

I'd not argue for using it all the time, But nor would I say a person should be happy all the time, Never be angry or sad. It is right that we are able to express and feel anger in some outrageous situations in life. Enjoyable to view a movie that evokes a twinge in our hearts.

To always be angry, Sarcastic, Or sad, Good? No. To try to make someone angry or sad? Generally no, But they have their place. And I would say are not bad, But part of what makes us human.

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Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by Leaning 3 years ago
Leaning
Well, You're not wrong that sarcasm tends to accentuate the negative.
Posted by melcharaz 3 years ago
melcharaz
I can understand that. People often get angry about things they don't want to understand. I use to practice sarcasm alot, But since ive stopped ive noticed my line of thinking changed for the positive. Speaking from personal experience.
Posted by Leaning 3 years ago
Leaning
Did I? I wasn't so sure myself. Generally I'd agree with you myself, Sarcasm tends to be bad I think. Easy for people to use in a way that hurts others, Or personalizes an argument to the insult rather than the argument. I enjoy sarcasm myself, But most the times I recall using it were really not positive examples.

For example, A coworker came to work one day wearing a motorcycle jacket. I seem to recall asking something along the lines of whether he had a motorcycle while knowing he didn't. Believe I said it in a bit of a friendly way, Meant as a joke, People chuckled a bit. But did it really need to be said at all? Eh.

I also tend to become frustrated with the religious section on this site due to the immense amount of sarcasm, Toxicity, And lack of honest and polite conversation (To my view of it).
Posted by melcharaz 3 years ago
melcharaz
welp, You won that one.
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