I didn’t think that the TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) affected the way I think so much, I thought it was mostly my attention span, and the fact that I don’t really have a lot of that right now; but that wasn’t the only thing. I don’t always get sarcasm anymore. I still am, or at least I try to be sarcastic, but I don’t always get it when other people are being sarcastic.
I was worried about this. Is it because of my short attention span? Am I just not smart anymore? I don’t know and I don’t think any doctor has told me; if they did I forgot.
So this really caught my attention when I saw it today. According to this article:
1. Sarcasm may be a sign of good brain health- My brain was obviously affected by my brain injury. I am still working hard on getting better.
2. It helps you pick friends- I already have good friends and have made good ones while not being sarcastic.
3. You’re good at showing affection- I show my family and friends affection so I don’t have a problem there.
4. It makes you more creative- I used to be more creative.
5.You know how to de-escalate a solution- Nope, I don’t, at least not anymore. I pic a fight out of a sarcastic comment.
6. Sarcasm rules the world- No problem here.
7. Sarcastic people think on another level- This was the one that really worried me. If I don’t get sarcasm, on what level am I thinking?
8. It may have played a role in your survival- I didn’t need sarcasm to get through the whole situation that got me into not understanding sarcasm, and I’m fine, I just don’t always get sarcasm, so I don’t know how I feel about number 8.
9. Your snark may reveal where you’re from- People know where I’m from, if they don’t they can ask me.
10. You can give up being sarcastic- This one is a joke, but they need to review this one. I didn’t give it up, I lost it! Can you loose it? Will it come back? How do I get it back? Will I have to go look for it? You know like Peter Pan; he had to look for his shadow, maybe I have to look for my sarcasm.
And before I forget, here’s the article from the Huffington Post: 10 ways sarcasm makes you a better person