February 27, 2008

What? You've got a problem with cynical?

"Life is just one damned thing after another." - Elbert Hubbard

I noticed that many of the quotes attributed to Mr. Hubbard on The Quotations Page are from a list of cynical quotations. Yep, sounds about right. Cynicism is like catnip to me. Maybe because a cynical outlook can be so wonderfully apt and on the mark, even if your more optimistic types don't see it that way.

Because, really, life is just one damned thing after another, isn't it? A whole bunch of damned boring, annoying, uninspiring, humdrum, unpalatable and sometimes downright bad things in a row, broken up once in a while, briefly, by a few bright moments.

But then, if we didn't have the unpleasant things coming at us all the time, we wouldn't appreciate those bright moments enough, would we?