“If sarcasm is the lowest form of wit, then silence is the highest.”
It is the natural tendency of humans to argue and try to prove their point right. However, in the contemporary era, these arguments have assumed the identity of roast battles, wherein the person passing the most brutally humiliating and sarcastic comeback is crowned the winner.
Though it may sound like a great idea to blabber offensive comebacks at the person you dislike with occasional ooohs and aaahs from your squad, but are these appreciations from your friends really worth it?
No. They are not. In an attempt to appear cool and sassy before one’s friends, one forgets the difference between right and wrong. Here, I’d like to quote, Mahatma Gandhiji, “An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.”
But what should one do in this situation, one may ask. Well, the answer is simple- just smile and wave. This action will be met by one out of three reactions from the person before you:
- They may think you are demented for laughing at your own insult, make fun of you for this response, but ultimately, they will leave with a slightly lighter feeling than angst.
- They may get confused as to why they couldn’t hurt you and be rendered speechless.
- They may experience a change of heart and realise their mistake.
Our conclusion here is simple: whatever the response given by the opposition; the situation cannot get worse then it already is. Therefore, all one needs to do is take a chance and rather than elevating the fight, try to end it. As it is, there is a lot of hate in the world for everyone, but not enough love for even half of them.
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