Cynical Me…Or Stupid You?

Posted: March 24, 2011 in Thoughts
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There is an on going argument between me and many people in my life.

”Zishaan you are too cynical”, they exclaim.

Or they’ll say; Pessimistic, Negative, Gloomy, Old, Serious, Handsome…..ok the last one was a lie, they dont say that, I just wish they did. *waaaah*

So am I really such an old miserable depressed soul?

Dr Maya Angelou said ”There is nothing so pitiful as a young cynic because he has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing.”

I have to say I disagree phenomenally with that phenomenal woman. (Get the reference? Clever right? Aiiii ;-p )

It’s regrettable yes, when someone young, begins to see the darker, more serious side of life. For they lose their innocence and youthful nature.

But is it bad to take off the rose tinted glasses and see the world for what it is?

Isn’t it better to do so at an early age, so you dont spend as much of your life swallowing the lie?

Is a premature end to youthful innocence worth the liberation of your mind?

For me it was…and still is.

Society is NOT getting any better.Β  I hope cynicism begins to set in from an earlier age, then it would have generations ago, because we do not have the luxury of innocence any longer.

Those who ignore what is going on around them will pay a bigger price then someone would have years ago.

The stakes are higher- because the players are that much more ruthless.

The world is not a fairytale, and those who spend it wishing on stars and swimming in the seas of escapism will find the seas soon run dry and that the stardust was nothing more then cheap glitter.

And what the world really offers in reward for ignorance is a cold hard seat on the sideline.

The desire for money and power has left the earth weaker then ever before, socieity the most depraved its ever been, politcs the dirtiest game played and ethics something that is used to wrap fish in.

Certain people have a very clear idea of how power and wealth should be distributed. And lets just say we are not getting front row seats- in fact were not allowed within a 100mile radius of the damn Theater.

Is it bad to be skeptical of what you are being told by the 100 different media outlets, all of which are owned by 3 guys?

Is it bad to be skeptical of a Politcal figure who has an acting coach, a vocal coach, a make up artist, a stylist and a speech writer?

Do we really live in such an honest and fair world?

It is mentally exhausting to be in tune with TRUE reality, not the construction of falisties that are woven by these masters of lies, but it will ultimately pay off.

For you will have lived your whole life in truth.

Your eyes will be able to pierce through smoke and mirrors.

There is nothing greater then the truth, and however ugly it may be, there it stands, not pretty to look at, but true nonetheless.

So im not cynical, maybe you’re just stupid.

Your Thoughts?

Yours Truly

Zishaan ”ZuZu” Shafi

  1. th author oscar wilde once stated that a cynic is someone who knows the price of everything and of nothing the value. zishaan, i would say you are the exact opposite of a cynic. keep using your heart and brains and let others be stupid.

  2. I don’t think you qualify as a cynic either. Cynicism and skepticism aren’t the same. If you want to know truth, of course you question EVERYTHING. But you did put most of your points in a group context, like what society is/does. Life is an individual experience. The older you get, the less influence society has, outside of your family and the alliances you make by choice.

    You can see that the world is full of problems and many things suck – and STILL be positive about living. It’s the act of being in it, but not of it.

    Peace and blessings to you.

    • Thank you Mikey- I completely agree that as you get older your able to throw off how much ”society” is able to hold you down. I like ”being in it, but not of it” that is 100% true!

    • Thank you so much for the comment- very kind. I think you are right, there is a differentiation between cynicism and skepticism. I think I’m more a skeptic, because I dont automatically look to see the worse in things. But I dont believe theyre always peachy either.

  3. Kymlee says:

    LOL firstly… that photo is epic.

    second… this is precisely why I don’t play the political game or watch the news anymore, not because I don’t have faith in people, but because I don’t have faith in our governing force, not to tell the truth, that’s for sure.

    I never take anything in that aspect at face value,
    there’s always 3 sides… 2 over played stories and the truth hidden in the back.
    That being said, I take comfort in the fact that I believe in other parts of humanity, like the actual existence of humanity, compassion, love… All that cheesy wonderful stuff πŸ™‚
    Keep writing my friend, you have a new subscriber, you really have talent with your writing voice.
    tootles for now!

    • Possibly the nicest comment left on my Blog!! Thank you so much Kymlee. I am so glad that you enjoyed the post and my Blog, and the lol-tastic pic. haha.. the deception most definitely turns me off from the political game, and the news etc. I share your sentiments! Youre so right not to take anything at face value any more, I dont think we live in a world where we can, sadly. Keep dropping by and thank you for subscribing!

  4. Slowlycreepingdeath says:

    Great stuff. Love people telling it as it is. You appear to do that. Keep it up and you’ll have a place on my blog roll… you lucky thing!

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