And when I find something funny, I usually look for people that I can share it with. I like seeing other people enjoy something as much as I did. And when the thing in question is something witty that I came up with by myself, I enjoy sharing it even more. I am prideful enough to think that, if I am the brilliant person that I obviously am, how could something that I come up with possibly NOT be funny?
Unfortunately, when I come up with something to share, I usually share it as quickly as possible, without really thinking about it. And when I do, I sometimes realize afterward that it was the wrong thing to say. Not usually. Usually, I am enough of a decent person that, while not everyone will find things as amusing as I do, there won't be a problem. But when I do end up saying the wrong thing, I end up causing hurt feelings.
Pointing out a minor idiosyncrasy within a particular culture, for example. I noticed something that somewhat confused and somewhat amused me, and I made a comment about it. Not only did I not take into account the fact that, just maybe, commentary about other cultures might not be appreciated, I said the first thing that came to mind, and ended up not even saying what I meant to say, which only made things worse.
I wish that I could say that that was the only time that had happened, but it's not. Usually it's with something that I thought was funny, sometimes it's with something that I find cool or exciting, and I do a bad job of relating why, exactly, I am excited. I end up putting my foot in my mouth rather more than I care to admit, because I get too excited to take the time to think about what I'm saying.
To those that I have hurt by thoughtless things that I have said: I'm sorry. I never meant to hurt anyone. I will do my best to think more carefully about things that I say, and how I say them, so that hopefully, I can avoid hurting anyone else.