Do you see how negative the attitude of DJ, Karan,Aslam and Sukhi is about the state of affairs in our country? A lot of us share these sentiments, don’t we? We are convinced that nothing will ever change, that the things will only get from bad to worse, that even if we do try to make things better, the others will pull us down.

What is the word for this line of thought?

Cynicism.

Cynicism means ‘an attitude of negativity, especially a general distrust of the character or stated motives of others.’

The four friends in the video above are cynics.

A quotation says that a cynic is someone who never sees a good quality in a man, and never fails to see a bad one.

Can you give some more examples of cynicism?

 


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