Isn't cynicism as simple as a negative way of expressing what is true?
For example, ever been around when lightning strikes really close, I mean with in one hundred yards? You know what is about to happen because you can feel your hair stand up and there is no mistaking that sulfur smell. It is at that point when you make the comment to your friend, "We're about to get fried." What would give him reason to call you a cynical S.O.B?
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