Lillian Hellman said, “Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth.” And the unpleasant truth is most of us are discontent with what we have and are envious of what others have. This being the disparaging case, most of us have already perfected the art of criticizing and belittling.
Yes, it is a cynical world. You can't please everybody. You can't please anybody all the time. It is bizarre "Satire" day everyday.
If you are rich, you are a crook. If you are poor, you are a low-life. If you are smart, you are unscrupulous. If you are humble, you have no self-esteem. If you are athletic, you are into steroids. If you are sexy, you are porn material. If you are pretty, you are simply fair-skinned or you have a great tan (which will not last). If you are handsome, you are gay. If you are petite, you are a dwarf. If you are statuesque, you are a giant. If you are thoughtful, you are scheming. If you are polite, you are a kiss ass. If you are clean, you are obsessive-compulsive. If you are friendly, you are a whore. If you are religious, you are a hypocrite. If you are open-minded, you are too indulgent. If you are quiet, you are a retard. Jeez... even if you are dead, they will say you are alive in the afterlife.
Why are we always stressing ourselves over what others are and what they have? Have we all gotten so bored with our own lives that we have unknowingly evolved into fault-finding shutterbugs? Or maybe it is simply envy eating at our souls.
I have once read that at one point or another, each of us has envied a cat’s abilities to ignore the cares of daily life and to relax completely. Maybe it is best to mimic a cat’s lifestyle and be indifferent and seemingly evil, but then some virtuous idiot would say you are inherently caring and good.
It is a vicious, cynical cycle, I tell you.