Everyone at some time in their lives resorts to sarcasm for a response.
However, some people use sarcasm on a daily basis to mask their real feelings. For some, sarcasm, or constantly joking about everything, is the only way they know how to express themselves.
A lot of people feel that when they try to show their emotions to others it is a burden on the other person.
Ultimately, it leads that person to hide their true feelings.
Once you start hiding behind sarcasm it becomes who you are, everyone thinks you are just a funny person.
Typically you smile and agree, however, you are screaming inside for someone to listen to you.
Soon you begin to realize you can “joke�? about your feelings and no one will know you are being serious.
It almost becomes a release; instead of burdening someone with your problems, you can make it joke, and they will think you are just being silly.
Robin Williams quoted:
“I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless and they don’t want anyone else to feel like that.�?
This is so true; you know how it feels to be depressed or anxious, or sad and you don’t want anyone else to have to feel like that. You would do anything you could to make sure no one else feels like that, so you continue to smile and laugh and joke.
Ultimately, though, you are just living a lie.
You lead everyone to believe that nothing is wrong, you are a happy person, you have no problems at all, yet in reality, you are burying your feelings and issues and eventually you will explode on someone.
The truth is, you are not a burden to those who actually care about you. The people who care for you will be willing to listen to you at any time.
That’s what family or friends are for. It is hard to admit you need to talk to someone, but it is the best thing you can do.
Hiding behind sarcasm is like putting a Band-Aid on a broken bone; it masks it so others don’t see it, but it does nothing to heal it.
Admitting your feelings or troubles and trying to not hide behind your sarcasm as often is the first step to putting a cast on that broken bone.
There is nothing to be ashamed of by having feelings, you don’t have to worry about that. If someone thinks any less of you because you are a human, they do not deserve to be in your life.
When you show your true feelings, you are that much more beautiful.
Those emotional scars inside of you make you who you are, but you don’t have to let them dictate your life for you.
Life is for living, not hiding. In order to completely live you have to be true to yourself and those around you.
You can still be sarcastic, your personality doesn’t have to change, but, you should admit your true feelings and thoughts and not turn them into jokes.
Yes, it will take some time, but life takes time.
So, take your time, find yourself, find your way, and have fun along the way.