Metaphysics Cynicism

Discussion in 'Metaphysics' started by junior_smith, Feb 26, 2005.

  1. junior_smith

    junior_smith Premium Member

    I have a beef,

    There is a credo among a few arrogant people in the world, that you cannot be truly intelligent unless your cynical, and also that you canot be intelligent unless your cynical. So if your optimistic your naive and thus not knoledgable.

    what are your thoughts,
  2. overrocked

    overrocked Premium Member

    Optimism can do more to help promote change - but to know what needs to be changed takes a challenging and questioning resources type of personality- optimists may not take the harder road of painful truth- Being naive doesn't really take into account how much a person is willing to suffer- maybe it is just a matter of time? Being cynical can be as destructive as being naive. Arrogant people may just be martyrs or plain impatient with people who do not take the time for self- contemplation before opening their mouths:frog:

    Just keep saying cynical until it has no meaning- and I guarantee you will be cured!

    Three days of the condor
  3. helenheaven

    helenheaven Premium Member

    An optomist says the glass is half full, the pessimist says it is half empty, a cynic says "who cares" ?