Monday, October 13, 2008

You're a cynic, I'm a cynic, EVERYONE'S a cynic!

If you haven't been living under a rock for past few decades, you might have noticed that it's become pretty "fashionable" to label yourself a "cynic". You see many people going around spewing sentences about how jaded and world weary they are.

So I decided to see what exactly cynicism is. So, onto wikipedia.

Apparently, cynic literally means "dog-like". Certain Greek philosophers in ancient Greece decided to pursue happiness by giving up all materialistic cravings and just living as is. Shocking, I would've thought they meandered around with an evil look on their faces and making snide remarks about everything.

So, when exactly did this change? Seems it was ye olde writers who did it. Shakespeare and his brethren. The bastards.

So now we have a bunch of people prancing about with a "more-jaded-than-thou" attitude and trying to be sarcastic at every turn. Cynicism's fine, just don't pretend to be one when your life is all rainbows and lollipops for everyone.


DeeCee said...

Good one!

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Gehan said...

a very solid point.. hehe...

maybe u shouldnt read my blog then :D

Gerald said...


@ gehan
Now how can I NOT read it when you say that? :P