Pyramid Comment

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Saturday, February 23, 2008

Cynicism And The 'Comment' Concept

Cynicism

  • Currently, the word cynicism generally describes the opinions of those who maintain that self-interest is the primary motive of human behaviour, and are disinclined to rely upon sincerity, human virtue, or altruism as motivations.

Young people often wear rose-tinted glasses and the older individual has probably long ago thrown them away. Without the 'corrected' vision, illusions cannot work. A distorted outlook is the result. Greater wisdom in older people appears to younger individuals as ‘being a cynic‘, when actually they are possibly nearer to the truth.

Rose-tinted glasses are always a requirement for any illusion to work.

Beware.