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RE: Not bothering

Hi John,

I believe this is actually the case. The cynic is saying "If I were in your situation, I wouldn't be able to stay honest so I must assume that neither can you."

Just the opposite. A cynic becomes cynical because of their honesty and constant experience that the rest of the world lacks it. So it is something more like "I have been disappointed frequently before by virtuous talk so why should this time be any different?"

Look at the first definition in the link below and it will become clear how the modern use of the term "cynic" probably arose.

Cutting razor sounding violins

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