|Today"s affirmation! Trust!!|
And why not!! After all skepticism- in its purest sense- is not about creating doubt or negativity but really about keeping an open mind and evaluating all data gathered; so it’s about seeking the truth without preconceived notions- i.e. as a concept- Skepticism= COOL!!- Right?
However, ‘cynicism’ on the other hand is simply defined as a ‘general distrust of other’s motives’- so is anyone else left wondering how this became a cool way to view life too? At what point in our culture-did this become the status quo attitude to strive for?
Anyway I'm wondering if skepticism is highly valued because it keeps us from buying into things people sell us that we don’t need. In which case- cynicism may have easily resulted from having to be so darned skeptical of way too many things so ridiculously often- No?
But here’s the thing! At what price!? Is cynicism and skepticism really the answer to our prayers to living a healthier and happier life though? You can guess that I don’t buy that. Also it comes as no surprise to me that in 2014 studies showed a direct link between ‘cynical distrust’ and ‘dementia’ or that other related studies since have continued to show strong correlations between cynicism and depression. So again -why do we choose to be overly skeptical or cynical when it’s just as, if not much easier, to try to see the best in everything- to hold our faith in the world and the people around us? Sure- they may let us down- sometimes…or …maybe too many times…but so what!? We're strong enough to survive it!
Clearly choosing a positive outlook leads to a healthier and happier existence all around. So keep the faith! It's simple! When it works it works! 'Be a fool!' Believe!!!
Choose Idealism!! Choose Optimism!
Heck create your own new 'ism' BUT- F#@udge Cynicism!!
|Go Steve!!! <3|