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Your Inspirational Quote Saturday May 21 2011~Cynicism


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Definition of Cynicism

“Watch what people are cynical about and one can discover what they lack.”


“Cynicism is a self-imposed blindness, a rejection of the world because we are afraid it will hurt us or be disappointed in us,” he told the class of 2006. “Cynics always say no … for as long as you have the strength to, say yes.”

~Stephen Colbert

Mr. Colbert was invited to Knox College in 2006 to deliver what most thought would be one of the most humorous commencement speeches of all time. No one was sure if Stephen, the comedian, or Stephen, the invented TV personality would take the stage.

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While graduates and other audience members anticipated what should have been one of Colbert’s funny commencement speeches, Colbert was trying to decide which personality to present. His words wandered between many topics and then ended with a powerful admonition to the graduates.

Even Colbert seemed to realize that great college graduation commencement speeches must include a reminder of the ins and outs of adulthood.

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