"Young people who purport to be wise to the ways of the world are mostly just cynical. But cynicism is not wisdom. Cynicism masquerades as wisdom. But cynicism is a self-imposed blindness. You put the blinders on yourself to protect yourself from a world that might hurt you or disappoint you. Be a fool. Believe things will be good. Better to be hurt."
Stephen Colbert (Oprah’s Next Chapter)