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You claim to be a “cynic,” but you are a huge conformist.

The contradiction is merely apparent: you are “cynical” only against critical, radical, and left currents.

You call it Bohemian.

I call it Epicureanism mixed with Cynicism.

I hate to be cynical.

But actually I don’t.

I’m still alive and kicking.

I have only learned to control my knee-jerk cynicism.

Banal contradiction.

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.

Lily Allen, “Littlest Things.”

Sassy cynicism is especially vulnerable to nostalgic seductions.