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Being a cynic linked to tripled risk of developing dementia

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, May 29, 2014.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

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    kyredneck Well-Known Member

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    (....oh man, I can't do it, I just can't be like the rest of those happy idiots...can't...just can't...it's just not possible...I've tried to be like those people, but I just can't do it......)

    24 But Jesus did not trust himself unto them, for that he knew all men,
    25 and because he needed not that any one should bear witness concerning man; for he himself knew what was in man. Jn 2
     
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    Methuselah must have been a smiling jackass all those centuries.

    But supposing this study is true-- and a statement near the end says there were not enough subjects to be conclusive-- could dementia not be just an outgrowth, or maturity, of a tendency toward cynicism? After all, paranoia is a major characteristic of dementia.
     
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    They're misusing the word. They probably meant to say someone with a consistently sour outlook on life. True cynics happen, but are not quite common and cannot be classified as just grumpy or having a negative view of x or y for a genuine or borne of experience reason.
     
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