"Pat, your such a cynical S.O.B."I don't really care about the S.O.B. part because that is just juvenile name calling. I am concerned about the cynical label though. It is serious. Obviously, the person who slung the mud must know something about me and can see some connection between the meaning of cynicism and my character. I must rightly presume that they even know what they are saying and they understand the real meaning of cynicism. It is obvious, isn't it, that a person means what they say. (Did you get that? There is my cynicism shining through. I think. Now that is my skepticism. Uggghhh!)
I always have to start with a solid definition to lay the ground work. The dictionary says that a cynic is:
- A person who believes all people are motivated by selfishness.
- A person whose outlook is scornfully and often habitually negative.
- A member of a sect of ancient Greek philosophers who believed virtue to be the only good and self-control to be the only means of achieving virtue.
I will set out to learn more.
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