Can you be a realist without becoming a cynic?

 

Cynicism is deemed inhuman,
and it is, while cynics usually are realists
and usually are quite right,
which is abominable,
since all cynicism is so disgusting.
But there are idealists also,
and they are not always unrealistic,
and when they stick to realism
they also usually prove right.
Here is the incongruity:
idealism as contrary to cynicism,
while they both get all their strength
from the same realism.
The choice is simple:
be a true idealist and realist,
base your idealism on realism,
and cynicism will not be necessary
but will only prove quite wrong.

 

© aurelio 2017
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Yup, just ask any politician.
There is such a thing as healthy cynicism though!

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