So I thought I'll use this public soapbox of mine to get your response to this question that has been popping up in my head from time to time recently. First, a little background story: Lately, quite a few people around me have been telling me that they can be and enjoy being sarcastic at times. Whenever I hear this, I can't help calling to mind that one line spoken by a character in Little Miss Sunshine: "Sarcasm is the refuge of losers." According to this character, sarcasm is the tool that losers use to bring winners down to their level. If you haven't seen the movie, here's the movie trailer (the line in question comes up at around 0:38--0:39):
So what do you think? Is sarcasm the refuge of losers? Or is it... something else? Well, actually, maybe I can relate all this to Ashtanga, after all. Here's one more question: If sarcasm is indeed the refuge of losers, does being a loser violate any of the yamas or niyamas?