Are you cynical?

Discussion in 'Opinions & Current Events' started by Eunos_Cosmo, Dec 18, 2018.

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Are you cynical?

  1. Very Cynical

    11 vote(s)
    34.4%
  2. Moderately Cynical

    14 vote(s)
    43.8%
  3. Somewhat Cynical

    4 vote(s)
    12.5%
  4. Not Cynical

    3 vote(s)
    9.4%
  1. Eunos_Cosmo

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    Just thought I'd make a poll.

    I've determined that I've become cynical in the last few years, and I further determined, more recently, that it is not a good attribute and I'm working to be less cynical. Might unpack my thoughts on this a bit later, but I have a theory that a lot of bitter/toxic politics has to do with escalating cynicism.
     
  2. Tappajakoala

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    Don't feel bad about it.

    Back in time I even grow up in hopes things will get better and fellow humans will make world more better.
    Hence with technological development in science and tehcnics, human beings keeps being irrational and incredible stupid.

    I did become from optimist to more rational and realistic. But due past decisions by some people and countries I've even gone more dark side from my views

    I'm not anymore realistic but more pessimistic = cynical. Future of us doesn't seem very promising. I have no high hope of phone fondling tinderpeople whose most high education in university is Women's Studies and other nonsense. If there's no polarisation of people, these people will eventually find it. Even by force. People doesn't tend to have long term plans. It's all now, now and for me.

    I kind of hope some big asteroid would made end of us all. :)
     
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  3. CTznOfTime

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    Is being sarcarstic most time an effect from being cynical?

    Maybe I am ?

    Edit:

    I looked up cynisme and it is not exactly what I thought it was...

    From Wiki:
    Cynicism is an attitude characterized by a general distrust of others' motives.[1] A cynic may have a general lack of faith or hope in the human species or people motivated by ambition, desire, greed, gratification, materialism, goals, and opinions that a cynic perceives as vain, unobtainable, or ultimately meaningless and therefore deserving of ridicule or admonishment. The term originally derives from the ancient Greek philosophers, the Cynics, who rejected all conventions, whether of religion, manners, housing, dress, or decency, instead advocating the pursuit of virtue in accordance with a simple and idealistic way of life.

    Based on that, I am about 15% cynical...

    Generally I am:
    Optimistic, realist, sceptical, sarcastic with a dash of cynisme...
     
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  4. DDastardly00

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    Pessimism and cynicism are not the same thing. One can be cynical of another's point of view and still have an optimistic outlook on life so let's not confuse the two. In other words, let's say 'Jerry' has a point of view about X politics in X state. Jerry does not agree with that political climate in that state. In fact, Jerry is downright cynical of their political viewpoints and generally distrusts the leadership of X state. However, despite Jerry's political opinions and views, he is optimistic about what the future holds. That is just one example of how a person can be a cynical optimist.

    In regards to the question, Am I genuinely distrusting of others point of view (which is the very definition of cynicism)? Not really, I'm more or less naturally curious about what other people think because I like diverse points of view. The world would be a pretty boring place if we all thought the exact same things about well, everything.
     
  5. Daz555

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    This thread is a waste of time......
     
  6. TexRex

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    They all are.
     
  7. Imari

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    Welcome to the internet. Also video games, television, and all the other forms of mindless entertainment that we waste our lives with.
     
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  8. Danoff

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    I think this might have been super clever.
     
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  9. Eunos_Cosmo

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    Relevant?
     
  10. TexRex

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  11. user3392345

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    Michael J Fox was arrested today for shoplifting. Serves him right for trying to steal a tambourine.
     
  12. TexRex

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    Definitely not the person you'd want performing your vasectomy.
     
  13. polysmut

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    He'd get the sack.

    I don't really want to laugh at people's illnesses but it is a good joke.
     
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  14. TexRex

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    I can appreciate that, on both counts. I think there's a point at which it's mean-spirited, and I don't think anyone crossed that line...though I'm curious what prompted it.

    And I chose what I said very specifically as a bit of an inside joke.
     
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  15. FoRiZon

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    Considering the topic title I think he just played you both.
     
  16. Imari

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    Perhaps. Or perhaps we're so cynical when it comes to the internet that we deem it far more likely that someone is saying something daft than saying something clever.

    Honestly, I considered whether it was an intelligent send up of the thread topic and considered it far less likely than him being a curmudgeon.
     
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  17. TexRex

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    Yeah, I think @Danoff already touched on this.
     
  18. Danoff

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    :lol:

    So you were playing along either way! I like it.
     
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