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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Against Cynicism, For Sarcasm and a Healthy Skepticism!

Okay, a point of clarification...

I am against cynicism -  not trusting or respecting the goodness of other people and their actions, but believing that people are interested only in themselves.

I do think we should all try our best to trust and respect the goodness of others, and their good actions... and we shouldn't always attribute the worst motives to others.

And I am for sarcasmremarks that mean the opposite of what they say, made to criticize someone or something in a way that is amusing to others but annoying to the person criticized.

Think David Letterman, or Larry David, or even Jerry Seinfeld... sarcasm is a useful tool. It's a protective strategy, gives us a little mental space, and it's a great weapon to puncture & deflate those who need puncturing & deflating. 

Good for mental health. 

Also good to adopt a "healthy skepticism"  - nothing should be accepted nor rejected without considerable evidence - seems super-relevant, useful and important in this crazy world of disinformation and propaganda!

Go forth, be fruitful and multiply the good works, thoughts and actions...

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