Cynicism is the braking mechanism of the mind.
It’s really important to have some brakes when you’re going down a windy mountain road – absolutely crucial! But its injudicious application is not going to help you. You don’t want to always be pulling over to the side of the road and checking with your GPS that you’re taking the optimal route.
People spend altogether too much time worrying about being made into fools.
Drive along a road you’ve never been on before, and see where it takes you.