There’s a jerk inside all of us: we roll our eyes when someone in line has a complicated order, curse at little old ladies who don’t drive fast enough, and sneer at people who are just too happy. Over time, that snark kills our productivity and poisons our relationships. Here’s how to keep your inner asshole in check.
So by all accounts stated within, making little cry baby noises at this article probably makes me a tiny bit cynical. And you know what? That’s fantastic, to a degree (if I don’t clarify that, it would be assumed I’m speaking in absolutes, which if the case, the article would be moot as well since there would probably be underlying issues at hand giving rise to such an obtuse personality change). The article makes a list of several arbitrary points of why snark is bad (mmK). And sure - too much of anything isn’t super. However, to the extent which each negative listed, there’s an advantage that may benefit others: originality, problem solving, creativity or a challenging sense of curiosity. Snark is one thing, and you may need some help with that, but when speaking of cynics, we are automatically assured a negative connotation when there is usually a middle ground and even some velvety vulnerability just under the surface.