Why Cynicism is Important

Why Cynicism is Important
I mean, it’s not really, is it. Let’s be honest, as much as a ‘healthy dose’ of it is lauded for its magical properties, the truth of the matter is that being cynical about the reality of the cold, cruel world still doesn’t help you survive its inevitable dreariness. And then you die anyway.

Why Optimism is Important 🙂
People have plenty of different outlooks on life (which is great because diversity is super important) but natural selection will eventually ensure that the best way to think about life – optimistically – proliferates. Studies will surely soon prove beyond doubt that believing things will turn out well has a positive impact on the actors concerned, such that it is more likely – if not certain (I reckon it’s certain, and that you’ll agree!) – to lead to a better outcome.

Why Humour is Important

The benefits of humour have been studied and proven ‘scientifically’, through the art of ‘experimentation’. Some of these findings are shown in Table 1 below:

Ingredient                                        Quantity
onions, peeled and chopped           2 medium
olive oil                                               1tbsp
garlic, peeled and crushed               1 clove
lean minced beef                               500g
mushrooms, sliced                             90g
dried oregano or mixed herbs         1tsp
tomatoes or chopped tomatoes      400g
hot beef stock                                     300ml
Table 1: Humour Benefits Findings

This study fails to mention another key purpose of humour: exercise. Laughing works core muscles in the abdomen and keeps people fit and/or healthy. It should therefore come as no surprise that many famous comedians are overweight. Persistent exposure to comedy leaves these ‘professionals’ desensitised to jokes, such that they engage in laughter or laughterous activities less often. In addition, the sellout crowds they draw to stadia across the globe provide ample dolla with which to stuff their greedy faces.

Why Writing is Important
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5 thoughts on “Why Cynicism is Important

  1. Writing is important for your voice to be found and heard! I read another blog post today that made me think about how everyone has a story, your challenge as an individual is to find your medium to articulate that story, be it through words, music, math, sculpture, Lego, paint, hooping….finding your voice is the hard part, once you have it, the floodgates could open and enlighten not only you, but others, that we’re one of the same cloth in this community on Earth 🙂

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  2. wordongirl says:

    A giant community cloth – I like the image, and it’s exactly how I view WordPress. There are so many voices, yours included, that deserve to be heard — and being disconnected from the powers in publishing that “think” this is what the reader wants is liberating. Expression of thoughts and feelings is a way to approach optimism, in its greatest purity. Keep on! Can’t wait to read more!

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    • Thanks so much for commenting 🙂 there is such a wealth of talent out there and it’s great to see the range of content people are producing and for which they’re receiving attention. I’ve vowed to go out discovering new blogs and yours is one of my new favourites!
      Thanks for the encouragement, and the same to you 🙂

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