January 31st, 2022 – Facetious remarks?

Some people have a strange sense of humor. They think facetious remarks are entertaining and funny. They think lightly of the problems others are facing and make them feel as if they are exaggerating their issues.

My personal tolerance for such people is quite low. Though I don’t react rudely to their remarks, I usually ignore or try to ignore them. Perhaps they cannot help themself as they lack empathy for others.

If they want to be funny, they should try harder because making light of someone’s troubles or trivializing their issues is not humorous.

Written for Linda’s JusJoJan

Today’s word;Facetious is given to us by Susan

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50 thoughts on “January 31st, 2022 – Facetious remarks?

  1. I agree that some people make ‘light’ of things at inappropriate times. But people deal with troubles in many ways. Some try to crack a joke to lift spirits even when they understand the pain and do empathize. It can be off-putting, but it isn’t always meant to be mean. 😉

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  2. Yes. We encounter such shallow people Very frequently. And many are there in our families. Which makes us think twice before talking with them on any issue troubling us. Because their casual remarks have hurt us many times in the past.

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  3. I think the saying goes you can laugh at something or cry about it… there are times when crying is more benefit to yourself or others but at others finding a reason to laugh and bringing lightness to a tense situation can also be as beneficial. Usually not in the moment but after… for example both my parents have gone into hospital for routine operations and both have then had disasters after (we swear they are not allowed to go into hospitals again 😉) or whilst there the funny tales of the anesthesia from a nurse on the floor to being moved in the dead of night to a ward on their own with a witch doctor 😳 I guess it is more if they are doing at the expense or for the other person.

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    1. You’re right Eli that sometimes we need a bit of humor to lighten the grief or worry. But it should be done with giving consideration to the sensibilities of those effected.

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      1. Very much so… I say this example though as both scenarios put within a year both parents close to dying… my mother with a kidney op and then getting sepsis and my father having a valve op and then straight after a stroke (not at the hospitals fault on both occasions just bad luck), I guess some use as a coping mechanism not to hurt others but to help heal the times which are harder to bare. Like said it depends if used in a context to help one another get through or at the persons expense.

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          1. At the time… yes, however, now we do take humour in those times and my parents will regale us with their perspectives of when they were in those precarious situations… finding laughter themselves and looking back in amusement on them… from seeing witch doctors to ghosts of random people sat in chairs, to thinking why has it happened to them (the unfortunate 1%) to saying no to doctors who tried to get them moving after 😉 at the time the perspective was different – after knowing they were no longer in the same situation, the humour was okay.

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  4. I think it comes down to ignorance, not a lack of empathy – such people feel sorry for themselves when life throws them a curve ball but seem hard-hearted toward others. I don’t know. I hope I’m wrong but that is often how it seems.

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  5. I’m with you on this, Sadje! It can be hard to “read” people sometimes–even face to face. So I’ve elected to ask people–“are you serious, or joking?”

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