Metro- Don’t let people tell you that sarcasm is the lowest form of wit, because people who employ it – by saying the opposite of the truth to get a laugh or make a point – are actually brighter and more creative.
Researchers from US graduate business schools (including Harvard and Instead) hosted a series of experiments to analyse how the comments affected our creativity.
After bizarre and tricky tests such as lighting a candle and attaching it to a wall without letting wax drip on the floor, the study found that both saying and hearing sarcastic comments benefited the creative process.
Lead researcher Dr Li Huang said: ‘We found that sarcasm may stimulate creativity, the generation of ideas, insights or problem solutions that are novel and useful.
‘As Oscar Wilde believed, sarcasm may represent a lower form of wit, but we found that it certainly catalyses a higher form of thought.’
Creativity on a hundred, thousand, trillion. Here you guys were, thinking you were reading some mindless collection of thoughts from a half-witted asshole when in reality innovation was just seeping through your computer screen. Shit, I should charge for the amount of knowledge I am dropping on my mediocre website. You know, ever since I made my first counter intuitive joke at the expense of another innocent human being I knew I was special. Sarcasm the lowest form of wit? Ha, who came up with that line of reasoning? I bet it was some jerk that prides himself on his puns. Those punny motherfuckers will do anything to soil the name of truth comedic genius.
You guys think it is easy to never, ever be serious? You think it's easy to take every statement out of your mouth and turn it around in an effort to shame you? Well, I got news for you. It's basically a full time job to be concerned with getting a laugh everytime you choose to open your mouth. Sarcastic people have a reputation to uphold, and that reputation doesn't require the ability to talk about politics, or religion, or everyday life. It requires the ability to make you simultaneously love us and hate us. It requires the ability to leave you speechless after exhausting you verbally. If witty banter was so highly attainable then everybody would use it. You thought we were just being difficult? Nope. We were just putting our overactive brains to work. That much intelligence needs an outlet or else it gets bottled up and drives you insane. Why do you think Albert Einstein lost his damn mind? Too many inventions and not enough good natured mockery of those around him. That's the secret to true brilliance. I may be a dickhead, but I'll be damned if I'm not a dickhead capable of a higher form of thought. Get on my level, or at the very least, get ironically insulted while trying.