What is the Meaning of: Cynicism | Concept and Definition of: Cynicism

Meanings, definitions, concepts of daily use

The concept of cynicism comes from the latin cynismus although of Greek origin. The term used to refer to impudence, obscenity without gene and the cockiness at the time of lying or defend the deplorable actions. For example: "cynicism of the president is repugnant: he says that he fights for the poor while he allowed as 100,000 workers are dismissed", "the Minister is famous for his cynicism: face a hidden camera where you can see him trying to accept a bribe, he assured that he did for the good of the country.
The concept of cynicism has also used to refer to the doctrine of the cynic school, formed by followers of Socrates in the middle of the 4th century before Christ. The name appeared as a derogatory term towards his way of living, as cynics despised wealth and material goods.
Antisthenes and Diogenes of Sinope were part of the main philosophers of this school who considered that the civilization was harmful to man, who should live amicably with nature.
From cynicism, wisdom and freedom of the spirit were paths to happiness while material things were despicable. Cynics also avoided the pleasure to not become slaves. The dogs were a model for the cynics, who admired their simplicity.
Over time, the concept of cynicism has evolved, and today, it is linked to the trend in not believing in the goodness and sincerity of human beings. The cynical attitude has to do with the sarcasm, irony and mockery.
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