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What is the difference between a cynic and an idealist?

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2009-08-05 04:20:08

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.


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