Service projects, ice/snow climbing, hiking, skating and personal crap.
The Oxford English Dictionary describes a cynic as a person "disposed to rail or find fault" and as one who "shows a disposition to disbelieve in the sincerity or goodness of human motives and actions, and is wont to express this by sneers and sarcasm."For a self test try this link: http://www.molloy.edu/academic/philosophy/sophia/ancient_lit/happiness/cynicism.htmPerhaps it's the heat and fumes going to your head?Painting in 93 degrees has got to be the root of it.
Whoa..here's an interesting fact from that same link:The name Cynic actually comes from the Greek word kynikos, meaning "dog-like."OUCH!
according to that self test i'm a cynic.
I will have to check out that self test b/c after reading that description I emailed to you I think I may be too. I think for me it started with beign raised by a non-conformist mother and father and then a lot has to do with 25 years of being a therapist...and then..well..the past year .... has solidified it....making beign a cynic seem like the preferred perspective.......I'll you know what my test result is :-)
I am happy to report that I am a cynic too. That self-test is very funny and I agree with most of it. It thought it interesting that many of the statements had to do with the disparity of wealth. It certainly is a punishment of society to underpay the most well-intentioned people. I really liked their definition too:An idealist whose rose-colored glasses have been removed, snapped in two, and stomped into the ground immediately improving his (or her, excuse me) vision.Very nice definition indeed.
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