Niklas, 33 - Pretoria
Gauteng, South Africa
Why are we so cynical of others?
Perhaps the most important reason is that being cynical enhances our chances of survival. In a dog-eat-dog world, a world in which every person is looking out for his or her own interests, it makes sense to be cynical of others. In such a world, a person who implicitly distrusts others and is thus constantly on guard will likely survive longer than one who implicitly trusts others and gives them the benefit of the doubt.
However, what if you don't have to worry about survival-e.g., what if your basic needs are taken care of? Would it make sense to be cynical even in such circumstances?
No , not if you were interested in maximizing your well-being and happiness. There are at least three reasons why social cynicism erodes well-being and happiness.. And I'm not going to tell you any of them :/ I will tell you one thing though;
Love is an incredibly powerful word. When you're in love, you always want to be together, and when you're not, you're thinking about being together because you need that person and without them your life is incomplete. This love is unconditional affection with no limits or conditions: completely loving someone. I guess you can say I’m looking for love.