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Is Cynicism Humor in ill-health?

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Asked by inquisitive, 02 Nov '09 05:06 am
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The cynic is one who never sees a good quality in a man and never fails to see a bad one. He is the human owl, vigilant in darkness and blind to light, mousing for vermin, and never seeing noble game. The cynic puts all human actions into two classes openly bad and secretly bad. .....So cynic humor never considered good and pathetically dealt with as ill -health.
Answered by anantharaman, 02 Nov '09 06:18 am

 
  
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"The cynic is one who never sees a good quality in a man, and never fails to see a bad one. He is the human owl, vigilant in darkness and blind to light, mousing for vermin, and never seeing noble game." - Henry Ward Beecher

"A cynic is a blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, and not as they ought to be." - Ambrose Bierce

"The cynic never grows up, but commits intellectual suicide." - Dean Charles R. Brown

"I'm a hopeful cynic." - Tracy Chapman

"A cynic is just a man who found out when he was ten that there wasn't any Santa Claus, and he's still upset." - James G. Cozzens
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Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 02 Nov '09 04:28 pm

 
  
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Cynical humour, to say is nothing short of being crass as the humour is seen only by the person who indulges in it and revels with a knowledge where they think, they have scored a point over someone to satiate their appetite of such self satisfaction. I do agree, it is symptomatic of ill health, but mental ill health, where they suffer from some undefined complexes because of which they want to hit out against one and all for no visible rhyme or reason but would be buried deep in the circumstances that led to that person to be cynical, where it becomes impossible for them to ever accept even minor traces of goodness in others.
Answered by Omega, 02 Nov '09 04:24 pm

 
  
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Humour to deserve the title has necessarily to be innocent. It is the innocent smile of a child that is more attractiive than the boisterous or crooked laugh of a misanthrope.They say laugh helps improve your health but then that laught can only be an innocent humour and not the crooked, villaneous smile of a villain. A cynic who does not believe in the essential innocence of human relations is actually a patient requiring attention. Poor fellow, he/she has lost faith in the inherent divinity of man.
Answered by radhikamruta, 02 Nov '09 05:19 am

 
  
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Being cynical even in beneficial changes is definitely is not a sign of a healthy humour.
Answered by praveen, 02 Nov '09 05:07 am

 
  
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