Marianne Moore once said; “We are suffering from too much sarcasm”. And why not! Sarcasm is no doubt an entertaining form of humor. The way I look at it, there is ample amount of Sarcasm in our everyday lives. Television, Movies, Workplace, Friends, Family – Its everywhere. However there has always been a debate surrounding sarcasm. Some people call it the lowest form of wit and highest form of intelligence. But contrary to popular belief, I personally will rate Sarcasm a little higher than other forms of humor in the Humor Spectrum. The way I look at it; there is a form of sarcasm which can be used in any situation. It can be witty, it can be funny, it can be bitter and it can be personal depending on the situation. But as I’ve said before, it sure as hell is entertaining. Here are 6 reasons why sarcasm is the best form of humor.
1. Sarcasm Is Witty
Now almost all of you will agree to this point here. Sarcasm, no matter how rude or bitter or personal, needs a lot of wit and the delivery has to be immaculate (else it turns out as extremely unfunny and unlaughable).
2. Sarcasm Is Funny
When it comes to sarcasm, it is all connected. Sarcasm is funny because it is witty and bitter and deadpan and quirky. Its what makes it funny. You take everyday situations and turn them into humour.
3. Sarcasm Is Bitter
Sometimes sarcasm can also be dark, biting and sharp. So you’ve got to be very sure when and on whom to use it on. If you go around doing it to everyone, be rest assured that you’re in the bad book of too many people. Though this is probably the best way to rub it up on people you don’t like; be sure you don’t display your dark side on the innocent and unhumorous types.
4. Sarcasm Is Quirky
Quirky doesn’t always mean strange or weird. ‘Offbeat’ and ‘Unique’ are probably the best words to describe this sort of humour. A lot of people can relate to that sort of humour and will probably like you a lot for it. I mean come on, we all agree that ‘Andaz Apna Apna’ was like the slickest of comedy movie of all time. It never gets old and grows on you.
5. Sarcasm is a Great Motivator
Although sarcasm; as per most of us, is the lowest form of wit, but research has proven that sarcasm is actually a great motivator when it comes to workplaces. As the researchers have put it, people who are exposed to subtle sarcasm at the workplace proved to be more creative and have the ability to look at situations from more than one angle. Remember ‘Ricky Gervais’ from ‘The Office’?
6. Sarcasm Is Timeless
Lets face it. Whether we like it or not; sarcasm is here to stay. Be it any form of humour, sarcasm takes the cake here. No movie or sitcom is complete without a dash of sarcasm. Some of the best movies or sitcoms I have seen over the years have all thrived on some simple principles involving a lot of sarcasm. ‘Sarabhai vs Sarabhai’ was inarguably the best comedy series on Indian television which utilized sarcasm to the fullest. I mean who can forget the slapstick and dry humor of the Sarabhai family!!