That’s my New Year’s resolution. I think being less cynical is a good goal for anyone to have, but I’m failing to verbalize why without sounding too… cynical.
This was triggered by the responses to a Lex Fridman tweet, most of which were like “I read all of these when I was 14, lol”. People being mocked for the books they read (especially, classics) has become quite common. I could somewhat comprehend this if most of us were literary geniuses, but the fact is most people don’t read. So making fun of people for doing that (or anything that helps them become better humans) seems crazy to me.
Personally, I’ll try to recognize this type of behavior in myself and try to stop it.