We can all be a little sceptical. Deep down… Let’s admit it. All the talk of love and peace without war – Put it all down flat on the table. Life was a little unfair here and there and so we created a boundary zone – a safe space.
I had it put to me a few nights ago that there is a thin line between sceptic & cynicism and like all things in life – it is a choice.
Sceptic – a person who mistrust people, ideas, etc., in general.
“There are two ways to slide easily through life: to believe everything or to doubt everything. Both ways save us from thinking.” – A. Korzybski
Scepticism, in a nut shell – saves you from thinking. I chose this quote because it does not represent individual “Self Expression”, which is what we are all about.
Cynic – a person who believes that only selfishness motivates human actions and who disbelieves in or minimizes selfless acts or disinterested points of view.
“A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.”
― Oscar Wilde
To be a cynic is when the line has been crossed. You no longer believe in the good around you and question everyone’s motives. I think we can all relate to being a little ‘suss’ and negative on topics. However, to be cynical; is almost poison to the human soul. It stops you from seeing the good that could be and that should be.
I bring this up, my fellow readers, because I can see that being sceptic is a mere stepping stone to be a cynic. The more you rely on your sceptic intuition – your ‘non’ thinking – the more the cynic takes over.
The world is a beautiful place, with beautiful people within it. We are all doing our best with what we have. Not all are perfect, and some even, cause a little harm and hurt in others lives for a moment.
I’m not saying you shouldn’t be wary – trust your instincts.
Be authentic in your own thoughts and opinions…. But by no means should you rely on those of others.
To trust in the air, is foolish.
To trust in one’s heart, a trial.
To trust in your self, a conquest.
But none the less, a trial we must abound.
– Express ❤