Cynicism is a form of hopelessness. It’s also a handy disguise for inertia, avoidance, or simple, old-fashioned laziness. It gives you permission to avoid actually doing anything, because really, “What’s the use?”
Cynicism is a wide-spread response to the notion of New Year’s Resolutions. Granted, it’s pretty obvious that NYR have a low rate of success, but instead of dismissing the possibility of growth and change via resolutions, why not invest some time and effort into figuring out what DOES work?
Let’s call cynicism what it is, put it aside, and take action.