Without exception, I'd rather know an upsetting fact than believe a comforting lie.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Skeptic. Not Cynic
I'm not a cynic. Sometimes I'm sad, but I am rarely bitter or pessimistic enough to be truly cynical. Skeptic? Sure, that's a better label. My skepticism flows from my optimistic belief that we can actually learn and discern the truth with a good enough toolkit. I don't see that as cynical.