As I was typing my response it so happens that it tuned into a blog post for me. :)
Some would say that I probably over use it. Alas, I am getting to where Justin is, in that, as I become more comfortable with who I am and ‘why’, and more important, who I am becoming, I’m not too worried about what others think.
I try to relate to people on their level, and thus communicate in a way that they will understand. I am also realizing that I have a subconscious expectation for others to relate to me on my level. It’s all good though.
For me, If I live a life of ‘love’, I won’t be offended no matter how others relate to me, sarcasm or not. It’s still a work in progress, and I’m getting better and better at loving and accepting others, no matter who or where they are in life.
Why? Because we all have a ‘story’ and it is that story that makes us who we are. Some stories are great, full of peace, love, happiness, and joy, while other stories are filled with pain, loneliness, suffering and sadness. If I can see past someone’s ‘sarcasm’ and get a glimpse of their ‘story’, then the sarcasm won’t be an issue for me, and I may be able to offer some love, hope, or healing…