As If Shakespeare Never Spliced a Comma

Sarcasm will be the downfall of Civilization.

As If Shakespeare Never Spliced a Comma

Cynicism is the bane of the world. ‌‌
Sarcasm will be the downfall of Civilization.


If you consider yourself sarcastic, and find it a positive trait, then you are a few steps removed from you. Find a mirror. Get yourself together. Create something genuine from your heart.

Hurry up about it. A lot of us are working our asses off to keep this Civilization thing going, and going better.

Because better is a thing worth doing.

Better exists.

But we blame the system. The English teacher scrawls in red ink in the margins, fragment. Trite. Vague. Unnecessary. Run on. Watch those commas.

As if Shakespeare never spliced a comma.

Syntax is easy and mailable. ‌‌Spelling is checked. ‌‌Grammar is a canvas; not a prison.

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The best way to teach Art is to teach listening. By listening. To want to hear, see, understand best you can what the other wants to express.

Encouragement breeds Sarcasm's demise: Enthusiasm.

That what we do might mean more than we can know. ‌‌That there may-be some power greater than ourselves we cannot measure yet, or ever. ‌‌That life is a wonderful maybe, and not a whatever. <– This.

Lord, if we believed in our children's imaginations. ‌‌If we encouraged their daydreams. ‌‌If we sat. If we went still. ‌‌If what they had to say was the only thing in the world at that moment...

"We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit." - e. e. cummings

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Sarcasm as a trend. A T-Shirt. A Bumper-sticker.

Enough! Quit shitting on kids dreams. Create something yourself you coward. Or get in the corner and shut up. Stay out of the way while the grown-ups go about the business of moving civilization forward.

"Each and everyone of us has something unique and valuable to share."‌‌ -Hard Genetic Science.

If I hear someone step and spit on another's sincere attempt at self-expression, I will take that so-called adult and put them in time-out. No Sarcasm. Get your ass in the corner and think about what you did. When you're ready to apologize you can come back out.

Satire is great. It builds irony on top of irony, like a masterful game of Jenga, in hopes to show an easier way to better days with wit and humor.

Sarcasm is the shitty little brother that shakes the table. ‌‌The tower falls and the brat says, dryly: "See, you'll never make it work."

Get in the corner!