I love irony. It’s kept me from being completely depressed and morose about what life has dealt more times than I can count. I don’t know if it came from my parents or somewhere else, but I have always sort of chuckled, shaking my head at the irony of a situation. It’s not that I don’t feel the pain, but I also see the absurd joke that has been played on me and can laugh at it.
A few examples from my life:
For me, one of the keys to enjoying my life, no matter what, is to be able to look back and enjoy the irony and still realize I am ok. The alternative is to be angry or resentful or bitter or depressed. Irony allows me to be outside myself and watch my life almost like a screenplay. I can say ‘wow, that was a funny scene, even if it shows me falling on my face’.
Do you have a sense of irony?
Drawing and commentary by Marty Coleman of The Napkin Dad Daily
Quote by Mary Jessamyn West, 1902-1984, American writer and Quaker. Author of ‘The Friendly Persuasion. It was made into a movie in 1956 starring Gary Cooper and was nominated for a Best Picture Oscar. She was a 2nd cousin of President Richard Nixon.
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