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Are you a Cynic or a Skeptic?


We’re taking a slightly political tone today. President Obama is here in Los Angeles talking jobs while unemployment hovers around 12 percent, second highest in the country. Meanwhile,  the Republican presidential hopefuls debate.

I hear people uttering sentences such as “My vote doesn’t count” and “It doesn’t matter because it’s all about the special interests.”

Are these people cynics or skeptics?

We freely use “cynical”  to describe someone who is or has been soured on something. But is that correct?

Look at the definitions. A cynic disbelieves.  A skeptic doubts.

So, are you a cynic or a skeptic? Or are you an optimist?

Until next time! Use the right words!

leebarnathan.com

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September 27, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , ,

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