There is an on going argument between me and many people in my life.
”Zishaan you are too cynical”, they exclaim.
Or they’ll say; Pessimistic, Negative, Gloomy, Old, Serious, Handsome…..ok the last one was a lie, they dont say that, I just wish they did. *waaaah*
So am I really such an old miserable depressed soul?
Dr Maya Angelou said ”There is nothing so pitiful as a young cynic because he has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing.”
I have to say I disagree phenomenally with that phenomenal woman. (Get the reference? Clever right? Aiiii ;-p )
It’s regrettable yes, when someone young, begins to see the darker, more serious side of life. For they lose their innocence and youthful nature.
But is it bad to take off the rose tinted glasses and see the world for what it is?
Isn’t it better to do so at an early age, so you dont spend as much of your life swallowing the lie?
Is a premature end to youthful innocence worth the liberation of your mind?
For me it was…and still is.
Society is NOT getting any better. I hope cynicism begins to set in from an earlier age, then it would have generations ago, because we do not have the luxury of innocence any longer.
Those who ignore what is going on around them will pay a bigger price then someone would have years ago.
The stakes are higher- because the players are that much more ruthless.
The world is not a fairytale, and those who spend it wishing on stars and swimming in the seas of escapism will find the seas soon run dry and that the stardust was nothing more then cheap glitter.
And what the world really offers in reward for ignorance is a cold hard seat on the sideline.
The desire for money and power has left the earth weaker then ever before, socieity the most depraved its ever been, politcs the dirtiest game played and ethics something that is used to wrap fish in.
Certain people have a very clear idea of how power and wealth should be distributed. And lets just say we are not getting front row seats- in fact were not allowed within a 100mile radius of the damn Theater.
Is it bad to be skeptical of what you are being told by the 100 different media outlets, all of which are owned by 3 guys?
Is it bad to be skeptical of a Politcal figure who has an acting coach, a vocal coach, a make up artist, a stylist and a speech writer?
Do we really live in such an honest and fair world?
It is mentally exhausting to be in tune with TRUE reality, not the construction of falisties that are woven by these masters of lies, but it will ultimately pay off.
For you will have lived your whole life in truth.
Your eyes will be able to pierce through smoke and mirrors.
There is nothing greater then the truth, and however ugly it may be, there it stands, not pretty to look at, but true nonetheless.
So im not cynical, maybe you’re just stupid.