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The contradiction is merely apparent: you are “cynical” only against critical, radical, and left currents.
I call it Epicureanism mixed with Cynicism.
But actually I don’t.
I have only learned to control my knee-jerk cynicism.
Ancient cynics lived their unconventional philosophy. Contemporary cynics follow convention—especially that of cynicism—to the letter.
Although equally far from both, cynicism is often confused with criticism and realism.
Sassy cynicism is especially vulnerable to nostalgic seductions.