Sarcasm. You know what it is, right? Let me give you an example. Your friend comes running up to you with a brand new idea and is just bursting at the seams with enthusiasm. After he/she gives you the whole scenario you say something like, “and whose world will that work in?” Crestfallen, your friend walks away. So what have you accomplished?
1) you hurt (and possibly lost) a friend
2) You made yourself look like an idiot
3) You demonstrated fear
“Fear?’ you say. “What are you talking about?”
Sarcasm is a form of fear. You’re afraid of your friend having a good idea so you shoot them down. After all, if you didn’t come up with it, why should somebody else? Let me give you an example.
You are walking down the street and you see a man with a sign that says “will work for food”, and you say something like, “Hey get a job you bum!” Why did you say that? You don’t know the man’s circumstances. he could be sick or jobless, or a hundred other not-so-nice-things. The last thing he needs is you making fun of him. Why did you do that? Because you’re scared of becoming just like him? You could have dug in your pocket and given him something (no, not lint) or given him a sympathetic nod of your head. But you chose not to. And that didn’t help either one of you.
The Law of attraction clearly tells us that the thoughts and emotions we put out there come back to us. So what do you want coming back to you? Fear, jealousy, hate? or would you prefer compassion, love and friendship?
Think about this the next time you are tempted to open your mouth and say the wrong thing. Sarcasm belongs on the comedy stage but not in real life. So put it on the shelf and leave it there forever.