Article link: A Cure for Cynicism, by Peter Adam (from The Gospel Coalition Australia)
It easy to be a cynic! We can have high hopes, and it’s easy to be disappointed. But the hope of the gospel is big enough to allow for the disappointment of real life, and being a cynic is taking the easy way out. So how can we avoid cynicism?
Peter Adam writes, “Cynicism comes from a good place: high standards. … But cynicism is a dangerous way to express those standards. It gives us the luxury of being right without the responsibility of working for change. It gives us the pleasure of effortless superiority. It gives us the joy of being firmly at home with our fellow cynics, without the responsibility of employing those high standards positively. And it leads us to arrogance …”