What is the difference between a cynic and an idealist?
A cynic is someone who fails to thrive, who picks apart good
ideas and has a tendency to make life boring and miserable for
himself and others. They do not see the purpose of success. They do
not get excited. They do not understand where the passion of others
comes from. Idealists are dreamers of success and have a potential
to succeed. They have grand dreams of things they are interested in
and work hard to see them come to light. If they fail, they can
quite easily become cynics themselves. Many might argue that a
cynic is simply an idealist who has experienced failure. In other
words, you must first be an idealist before you have the capacity
to be cynical.