Like I said in my last post, words really can hurt you. One of the tools that words can be coated with is called sarcasm and that is what I am going to be focusing on in this post.
Sarcasm is an evil that everyone on the autistic spectrum has trouble with. I know blanket statements like that can get people into trouble because of the exceptions to every rule argument, but I firmly believe that people with autism are less likely to understand sarcasm.
Sarcasm is full of double meanings that I, personally, just do not get. I really wish it wasn’t a thing. It is hard enough being scared to talk to people for them to just hit you with sarcasm. I just stand there and look like an idiot to them. That ruins a conversation. I wish that people just said what they meant, but I know that it is wishful thinking to want that.
I have never understood sarcasm and probably never will. I wish this wasn’t the case, but it is. What I want people to understand is that people with autism are trying really hard already. We do not need sarcasm put on top of it all.
I want to close with a remark that I am stealing from My Universities president in a letter he sent to the newspaper I work for, “It all starts with words.”
Thanks for reading!