Check out these images of people doing good deeds and generally making a case for humanity.
Chicago Christians showed up at a gay pride parade to apologize for homophobia in the Church
... and the reaction from the parade
Japanese senior citizens volunteered to tackle the nuclear crisis at Fukushima power station so that young people wouldn't have to subject themselves to radiation
Two Norwegian guys rescuing a sheep from the ocean
A poll about what Snooki should name her child
An athlete from Ohio stopped to help an injured competitor across the finish line during a track meet
An exchange between a 3-year-old girl and a shopping center
A note that was handed to a waiter along with a $20 bill by an elderly lady in his restaurant
A sign at an awesome Subway restaurant
A villager carrying stranded kittens to dry land during floods in Cuttack City, India
A sign at an awesome drycleaner's
A man giving his shoes to a homeless girl in Rio de Janeiro
A firefighter administering Oxygen to a cat rescued from a house fire
And this one
An interaction between a Guatemalan girl and a tourist she just met
A letter from a neighbor
Two children collaborating to rescue a dog who had fallen into a ravine
A note on a young family's check
An exchange between a protester and a soldier during a protest in Brazil
A man jumped into rough waters to rescue a stranger's Shih Tzu in Melbourne
Two best friends on a swing
This was beautiful by the way. Thank you Izi. Probably the best one
I've seen in a while.
You are cynical because it is the lowest and simplest way to think, but some people mistake cynicism for intelligence. You are cynical of other people because you project your low ideals onto their actions.
Cynicism is the projection of low ideals onto others actions? What the fuck? WHAT THE HELL DEFINITION IS THAT?!?
First of all, cynicism is, on the contrary, one of the *harder* ways to think. It's so much easier to be optimistic and naive to the point that everything makes sense in ONE little world. That's the point of cynicism. Being objective. Not getting deluded by stupid definitions that make absolutely no sense.
Think of it this way: cynicism rejects the idea of society. Is it easier to be part of society, or be rejected by society?
And what does belief have to do with intelligence? God damn.
Projecting subjective ideals onto others actions? What? You mean to tell me that only cynics project their subjective views upon others? You mean to tell me *you* or anyone else does that?
There's a story that tells the following: each and every one of us is the major character in a different book, and the rest are just secondary characters. And that the book only ends when the main character perishes. It's a little reference to subjectiveness.
TL;DR -> Subjectiveness has nothing to do with cynicism. Don't confuse the definitions.
Talking about definitions making no sense, have you tried to read your own comment. What kind of person would think being "objective" is the same as being cynical. Just like I, said some people (obviously you are one) think being a cynic is being intelligent, it is not, it is just negativity. If being optimistic is so easy why do you post such long negative comment. You don't know much about life or people, you are obviously very young.
Put on a "We are the World" CD to help you with your bight and cheery outlook on life.
Remember, Jesus loves you (Jesus being the hispanic drug dealer down at the bus stop).
I had to sell my "We are the world CD" to pay for my last hit from the dealer at the bus stop, and I have got no bibles left. I have hocked all those as well. We must be talkin bout a different bus stop because the dealer at mine calls himself Mohamed.
Anyway Mr Ree, thank you for the reply and I am sorry for being offensive in my first reply to you.
Ad hominem much? Learn to bring arguments that have to do with the point at hand. Don't derail.
Firstly, I've read my reply, since I like to think that they make sense. I've only replied to what you have stated along your own comment.
Secondly, I've made a mistake in the 'being objective' phrase. It should have stated 'Trying to be objective'.
And I like to consider myself as myself, not being defined by cynicism or anything else. I obviously posted a long comment on negativism and optimism (it should have stated either positivism, either pessimism, since those are their respective antonyms). Obviously. It had nothing to do with bringing counterarguments to each and one of the arguments you *tried* to use in you initial comment.
I think that I'm intelligent if I can prove that I am right in things regarding abstract thought, understanding, self-awareness, communication, reasoning, emotional knowledge, solving issues etc. But what does my intelligence have to do with the definition of cynicism? And with your pathological arrogance? I've learned the following about you: you're in your early adulthood (either that, or you're just beginning your maturity, even if you're 40). You've never had to work properly (and if you did, it had nothing to do with any kind of social behavior or it requiring you to think much, since your thoughts seem to be concise and in no particular degree of ranking). You probably lacked what you call intelligence a period of time and it has left its marks on you, since you associate intelligence with characteristics that disprove intelligence, rather than proving it.
Lastly, my ideology on life and people are biased by the media I've attended (be it books, movies, music), by the environment in which I grew up and by what I've felt because of the biology I've inherited, aka - DNA. The only difference age makes upon this ideology (at my age) is the depth of perception.
Cheers from a young, probably much older than you guy.
Rant much. You have gone off your medication haven't you.
Try counting to ten and calming down. None of this is that important. I only intend a light hearted debate for fun, don't take it so personally, even Mr Ree doesn't, and he is the one who I initially replied to.
And by the way, I turned forty sixteen years ago.
But I actually wanted a debate as well.
I'll go get your viagra, geezer.
but, bad guys always steal the spotlight...shhh
thanks izi :)