Is is good to be cynical?
The word has two meanings:
|cynical: adj: disapproving
1. believing that people are only interested in themselves and are not sincere.
2. describes a tendency to use someone’s feelings or emotions to your own advantage.
Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary
For the purpose of this post, I’m sticking with the first meaning of being skeptical of the motives of others.
More on this topic in Part 2 of this post.