So, I’ve been a terrible blogger this month. I don’t think I’ve blogged a single post. Actually, I’ve written quite a few, but I didn’t post them because they were all kind of negative.
It’s just too easy to be jaded and cynical. I think artists and writers who rely on cynicism are lazy. I mean, am I the only one who ever thought “if I hear one more anti-war song I’m going to blow my own head off”. Negativity isn’t depth. It takes almost no creativity or effort to be jaded. In fact, it’s where you end up when you’ve stopped trying all together.
Still, it’s always a temptation because you’ll always have an audience when you want to say something controversial. People love angry posts. They love it when you give them permission to sulk. They love it when you justify their own offenses.
Let me see if I can think of more cynical things to say about being cynical…