People are always curious about why I’m a cynic. There is never a reason to be; a cynic doubts without reservation. Though in some sense a follower of pragmatism, one sees so little. There is no beauty in the world, because all beauty is a construct of perception. I’ve been cynical for long enough (I hope) that I can speak for my version. It’s simple. Step 1) Take a critic. Step 2) Define them: someone who prioritizes the flaws above any other characteristics in a subject matter. Step 3) Put them through hours of mental torture and sadness. Step 4) Shoot them in the foot for no apparent reason. Congratulations, you have successfully evolved a critic into a cynic. To all the people who have been a victim of my cynicism, I’m sorry. I don’t mean to impress my own misfortunes upon you, I just got rejected. I hope you understand.