Why You’re NOT “Skeptical”!

Skepticism says: “I don’t know. Let’s look at the evidence.” ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Cynicism says: “I don’t know, but it’s probably bad so let’s only find evidence confirming that.” ๐Ÿ˜ก

Skepticism is impartial, unbiased. It wants the objective truth, regardless of one’s personal beliefs about others and the world. ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Cynicism is biased towards negativity. It only wants information that supports its negative bias. ๐Ÿ˜ก

๐ŸŒŸ What some people mistake for “skepticism” is actually cynicism under the guise of skepticism. ๐ŸŒŸ

One example of cynicism is conspiracy theories. While detractors will claim they are being “skeptical”, their reasoning consistently points to cynical thinking instead. ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

One example of cynicism is conspiracy theories. While detractors might claim they are being “skeptical”, their reasoning consistently points to cynical thinking instead.

So the next time you’re in a situation trying to understand the bigger picture, be sure to separate your biases from the facts themselves. โ†”๏ธ

Otherwise, you’re actually seeing the situation through a narrow emotional lens. ๐Ÿ‘€ โค๏ธ

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