What I mean is, if you're used to speak using sarcasm, irony and causticity as a way of making your speech humorous for certain people (people who shares your sense of humour of course) is this going to spoil your Feeling-Good vibrational work, or something?

Abraham says we should not crticize people. I stopped doing that, but it's difficult to get rid of your way of being humorous.

Is this a problem or is it just fine?

Thank you!


asked 22 Nov '10, 13:49

BridgetJones09's gravatar image


As long as it is done in a spirit of humor and comraderie, I don't see anything wrong with it. Humor of this type can actually improve your relationships with others. To do this well, you have to know the people you are interacting with, so that you know what they consider funny.

It helps to keep the larger perspective in mind, as occasional well-placed humor is good for the soul, but taken to an extreme it can foster negativity.


answered 22 Nov '10, 15:41

Vesuvius's gravatar image


Thank you Vesuvius. I know very well the people I use this humour with and I know for sure I won't be hurting anybodys feelings. When I find 'simple' people I only make plain and silly jokes, that would be understod even by a hen. :)

(23 Nov '10, 12:14) BridgetJones09

I have heard that sarcasm is hatred disguised as humor. Something to think about.


answered 22 Nov '10, 18:36

Richard%201's gravatar image

Richard 1

Maybe we can make sarcasm a hate crime. </sarcasm>

(22 Nov '10, 18:40) Vesuvius

Never thought of sarcasm this way Richard, but now that you mention it, I can clearly see you point!

(23 Nov '10, 09:47) daniele

Wow never heard it put like that but that is so true.

(30 Aug '11, 01:12) Nikulas
showing 2 of 3 show 1 more comments

It becomes problamatic if you hurt another's feelings, which you'll know right away as it leaves a bitter aftertaste, sort of a hollow feeling. I would shift the irony/sarcasm toward the situation itself rather than individuals.

Thank you, namaste


answered 22 Nov '10, 14:40

daniele's gravatar image


No, I just use it with people that can understand it and not toward them, but toward a situation as you say. Thank you!

(22 Nov '10, 14:59) BridgetJones09

I like the part about shifting the irony/situation and understanding of being non-personal toward the situation. Hj

(22 Nov '10, 16:20) Hj 1

I love your answer daniele.

(22 Nov '10, 19:36) The Traveller

Fully agree, although Vesuvius does make a good point - if you know the individual well enough and you know that they're not going to take it personal, but will perceive it in the light of humour which is the intent, then I think it's fine.

(22 Nov '10, 19:53) Michaela

@Michaela: That's my point! :)

(23 Nov '10, 12:11) BridgetJones09
showing 2 of 5 show 3 more comments

Irony,causticity and sarcasm espress always a disagreement with something.

Irony could be humorous, but not ever (pending to context). Also, irony can be associated with good intention, showing in the same time the desire to make remarkable the disagreement.

Causticity and sarcasm are always issued from a disagreement coupled with resentments - anger, spite, contempt - being a masked form of verbal aggressiveness and can hurt the listener(s), or sadness, bitterness of speaker, resulting from a hurting situation, and inducing compassion or just sadness to listener(s). In all situations, causticity and sarcasm are not humorous, nor amusing or funny, springing from and determining negative feelings.

From the viewpoint of LOA, causticity and sarcasm don't get usefulness to nobody: nor to speaker, neither to listener(s).

I think is better to avoid causticity and sarcasm.


answered 22 Nov '10, 22:10

Gleam's gravatar image


In depth look! thank you Gleam!

(23 Nov '10, 09:49) daniele

It's my understanding that Law of Attraction is LITERAL & even what you say jokingly has manifestation energy & validity, especially if feeling is associated.

The subconscious doesn't know the difference between a joke, imagination or what's perceived as "reality".


answered 23 Nov '10, 02:01

figure8shape's gravatar image


Wow! I would have never guessed! thank you

(23 Nov '10, 09:51) daniele

I don't think the LOA messures the quality or intention of the joke but rather the good vibrational environtment of two or tree people laughing their heads off at some well used sarcastic joke.

(23 Nov '10, 12:09) BridgetJones09

It's not humor unless both people laugh. I personally would shift my humor to be more general, so no one took is the wrong way. Just my opinion.


answered 23 Nov '10, 02:13

Tom's gravatar image


Very thoughtful Tom!

(23 Nov '10, 09:50) daniele

I don't use this kind of humour unless I know for sure the person I'm speaking with will perfectly understand me and laugh with me.

(23 Nov '10, 12:07) BridgetJones09

Humour should not come at the expense of anyone else. So if you have to put someone down to get a laugh that is not good. There is sufficient positive experiences that can get a good laugh and I believe that we should focus on those. As they say the spoken word is powerful so we should be careful of what we say.


answered 24 Nov '10, 16:14

Drham's gravatar image


Click here to create a free account

If you are seeing this message then the Inward Quest system has noticed that your web browser is behaving in an unusual way and is now blocking your active participation in this site for security reasons. As a result, among other things, you may find that you are unable to answer any questions or leave any comments. Unusual browser behavior is often caused by add-ons (ad-blocking, privacy etc) that interfere with the operation of our website. If you have installed these kinds of add-ons, we suggest you disable them for this website



Asked: 22 Nov '10, 13:49

Seen: 953 times

Last updated: 24 Nov '10, 16:14

Follow this question

By Email:

Once you sign in you will be able to subscribe for any updates here



Answers and Comments

Markdown Basics

  • *italic* or _italic_
  • **bold** or __bold__
  • link:[text](http://url.com/ "title")
  • image?![alt text](/path/img.jpg "title")
  • numbered list: 1. Foo 2. Bar
  • to add a line break simply add two spaces to where you would like the new line to be.
  • basic HTML tags are also supported

Related Questions