Here's a song you can listen to while you sit in the dark and drink hard liquor and frown about how lousy it all is. Be my guest.
Cynicism isn't good enough for me.
Cynicism is lazy. It's the philosophy of "everything sucks, so fuck the world". Cynicism has nothing to contribute except a pouty face and the conviction that the knowledge the world sucks makes you dreadfully cool and smart. Cynicism doesn't try to change things or contribute something that doesn't suck.
Sometimes I'm cynical, but I try to do better. Today, I'm going to try to give you a shot of not-cynicism as an innoculation against cynical people who would rather you just sit in the corner with them than build something meaningful with your life. Call it an Anti-Cynicism Manifesto, if you like. I will frame it in terms of positive stuff you can do at the table to improve your HTHD play, but really it's intended as a means to live your life in a way that's more positive generally. Your mileage may vary. Here goes:
- Be Honest, Trust Others
- Be Generous
- Be Bold
- It's Okay to Be Vulnerable
- Be Kind to Each Other
Be kind. Make a better world.