‘cynicism: ˈan inclination to believe that people are motivated purely by self-interest; scepticism.’
‘an inclination to question whether something will happen or whether it is worthwhile; pessimism
The bones of this word derived from a school of ancient Greek philosophers, the Cynics. They knew stuff.
My question is, if they knew stuff (and I don’t doubt they did), why do we have to relearn what they already knew?
Did they have to shout louder? Or did we have a ‘teenage’ headstrong mentality that we knew best? Ahem.
Either way, we make the same mistakes over and over and the advertising industry has a lot to answer for. We’re constantly fed information, catch phrases, silly, non-sensical thoughts and propositions and for what? You could be spending that time looking, listening, reading exactly what you want to. Becoming a better person even.
I for one is highly irritated beyond belief, watching the same ad, after the same ad. It actually stops me watching the box. I could count 1-2 current ads that I rather like for some clever reason but the rest is drivel, noise, pointless and a waste of time!
When will these flush companies do us all a favour, stop paying for worthless ads and realise their money will be better spent elsewhere?