To fast from snarkiness
Snark, according to urban dictionary is the combination of "snide" and "remark". I also find it interesting that if you google snark, Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark is the second hit. I am hunting my inner snark.
It sneaks up and infests speech, snarkiness. It is infectious, one snide remark leads to another and it catches and spreads like a cold. Once given, twice received. So, here is my attempt to avoid snark in my blog posts. I don't know if it will be as funny, and maybe my insecurity will show through in my writing without having snark to hide behind.
Perhaps in cultivating kindness I will grow in wisdom. Follow this logic: If you don't have something nice to say, don't say it at all. Proverbs 11:12 says that "A person who despises a neighbour has no sense, but a person who has understanding keeps quiet."
In our world of immediate responses, a reactionary snarky generation is the result. We don't think before status updates/tweets/blogs/texts. We cultivate snark. In yet another attempt to be counter-culture, I will try to avoid snark as best I can.
Rats, that comment about Jian Ghomeshi's name is snarky, isn't it?