[SEQ RERUN] Cynical About Cynicism

by MinibearRex 1 min read3rd Mar 20135 comments


Today's post, Cynical About Cynicism was originally published on 17 February 2009. A summary (taken from the LW wiki):


Much of cynicism seems to be about signaling sophistication, rather than sharing uncommon, true, and important insights.

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