cynicism

“Cynicism masquerades as wisdom, but it is the farthest thing from it. Because cynics don’t learn anything. Because cynicism is a self-imposed blindness, a rejection of the world because we are afraid it will hurt us or disappoint us.” Stephen Colbert, Comedian

Cynicism is the lens through which we view the world, sometimes a form of critical thinking and at other times a barrier to trust - a protective shield against vulnerability and disappointment. It is the belief that people are inherently selfish and untrustworthy, that the world is a harsh and unforgiving place, preventing us from experiencing hope and optimism. Drawing the card Cynicism, invites you to find the balance between healthy scepticism and openness through discernment to navigate life's complexities and discover deeper truths.

Cynicism Mantra: I balance healthy scepticism with openness and trust.