-If a hobo asks a cynic for money, the cynic would just ignore him, convinced that the hobo doesnt really want money to get back on his feet, but to get some drugs which were the reason for him being homeless in the first place.
-A cynic is the guy who never had a girlfriend until he was in college, because it didnt take long for him to realize that High School relationships never last the better part of two weeks. He also sometimes feels like the only person in his school to notice this, and probably is.
-If you read a romantic poem to a cynic about the beauty of trees, the cynic would just stare at you and say something to the effect of "Birds and Squirrels fuck in them, and they make big noises when cut down to build yet another highway. Otherwise nice poem (b-_-)b".
-A Cynic is usually someone with above-average awareness, especially if they develop such views at an early age. Being a Cynic through Junior High and High School can save you a LOT of hurt, since you will definetly be able to talk your way out of anything. No arguement can beat cold hard facts, which are what cynics thrive for.
-Cynics are not neccesarily pessimists, and while they do generally have low expectations, they dont blow minor problems out of proportion, since they really dont care in the first place.
Cynic: More people die every day from car crashes. Why are a couple planes that got hijacked still on the front page of every newspaper 5 years afterwards?
Insane Liberal: IMPEACH BUSH! IMPEACH BUSH! IMPEACH BUSH! IMPEACH BUSH! IMPEACH BUSH!
Cynic: Okay, then what? Get another guy who will inevitably do just as bad?
(teenagers in highschool)
John (close-minded typical high school student): Dude, Jack! I asked out Melissa and she said yes!
Jack ("closet" cynic): So? The other 8 girlfriends you had this year all lasted about 3 days, what makes you think this one will be different?
(Jack's Mind): Am I the only person here who realizes that trying to keep a relationship this early in life is impossible? Just LOOK at all the teenage couples you know who lasted more than a month.
Yeah, thought so. You've got nothing.
One famous cynic was Diogenes. He would go around Athens in broad daylight with a lantern. When people asked him what he was doing, he would say "I am just looking for an honest man".
Cynic's translation: They tell you what to do and how to do it because they, like everyones eles, want power and control.
Cynics are usually disliked for their jaded and negative views on the way the world runs, and often beleive that the world runs according to selfishness and is driven my greed and money.
Paul (cynic): He's hoping one day they'll name a bridge after him.
(2) A person who has adopted a functional attitude that allows for survival in the postmodern world of late capitalism.