The River

Wednesday, November 01, 2006


I've always been accused of being a cynic. I think cynicism is sour grapes. I think cynicism is a weakness. It's saying "everything is wrong! EVERYTHING IS WRONG!" You know? "This is not right! That is not right!" Cynicism is the weakness that keeps one from being able to adjust to what is occurring at the moment. Yes, cynicism is definiteiy a weakness, just as optimism is. "The sun is shining, the birds are singing -- so smile." That's bullshit too. The truth lies somewhere in between. What is, just is. So you're not ready to handle it...too bad.

-- Charles Bukowski

Comments:
Bruce,

Am about to send you an email, just wanted to alert you in case your spam-bull attacks me out past your gate.
 
Interesting bit about cynicism. Actually going to read this to my class as we talk about the definition of this tomorrow (of course edited, lol)
Matt
 
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