Originally Posted by Lola
My area of work as it applies to humor, though, is to avoid using it as a cover for other, more vulnerable feelings.
For sure. I think most teenage guys (at least) go through a stage of using sarcasm to mask their true feelings. I know I did.
Originally Posted by Michael Chui
What bothers me a bit about it is that it's directed towards those who are overly critical, rather than those who aren't critical enough.
To me, many people are more spontaneous and playful than critical and determined, and it's a lack of critical ability that holds them back. Of course, this was written 11 years ago, and times have changed a wee bit. It's like a pendulum, I guess.
I tend to agree with you, though I know people who, depending on their mood, wander up and down the criticality continuum. And there are others who are neither playful nor critical. So to me it seems more like a few pendulums.
But that could also be more of a reflection of me